The 2018 Winners of the Sydney Prize and the Dame Mary Gilmore Women in Engineering Scholarships

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The Sydney Prize is an ongoing award that recognizes investigative journalism. Part of the Hillman Foundation, this honorable left-of-center institution awards monetary prizes to journalists and public service workers who show outstanding investigative efforts. Past winners have included Jane Mayer for her coverage on Dick Cheney; Bill Moyers and Kathleen Hughes’ report “Buying War”, as well as Spike Lee’s film about Hurricane Katrina. Each winner receives a $500 honorarium plus union-made wine plus an original certificate designed by New Yorker cartoonist Edward Sorel himself.

The National Association of Scholars offers many Sydney prizes each year, such as the Dame Mary Gilmore Women in Engineering Scholarship. This prize, named in honour of one of Dame Mary Gilmore’s many achievements promoting female engineering careers, offers four scholarship awards valued at $4,000.

Nazanin Boniadi received the 2018 Sydney Prize in recognition of her tireless work to raise awareness against human rights abuses and encourage others to help bring about change. Boniadi will use her prize money toward furthering her education and career; City of Sydney officials expressed their congratulations, noting her as an excellent role model for other women.

Boniadi is an Iranian journalist and human rights activist. She has been outspoken in her advocacy on human rights in Iran, acting as a voice for those whose voices have been silenced. Receiving The Sydney Prize gives Boniadi an incredible opportunity to expand her activism for improving human rights both locally and worldwide.

The Lucy Firth Honours Thesis Prize, established in 1997 to honour Professor Lucy Firth – an eminent Australian philosopher – is presented to any student submitting an outstanding honours thesis in Philosophy. This prize is supported by her bequest and funds it directly.

Sidney Perkowitz received the 2023 Andrew Gemant Prize during the American Institute of Physics’ annual conference in Washington DC. The award recognizes an individual who has significantly enhanced cultural, artistic and humanistic dimensions of physics through writing, research, lectures or other activities.

SHOT’s annual Edelstein Prize honors Dr Sidney Edelstein, an early pioneer in specialty chemical manufacturing who made significant contributions to SHOT’s history of science publishing program. Each year it honors an outstanding scholarly book in technology history published during the past three years – each winner receives a cash prize of $3500 as well as a plaque commemorating them.

The United States Studies Centre Sydney Prize is an institutional award designed to recognize and reward our top students who enrol in units at the USSC. Through rigorous analysis of American politics, foreign policy, culture and history, this prize deepens Australia’s understanding of America.

Data Privacy Regulations in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s rapidly evolving digital infrastructure is being driven by global demand for data centers, leading to an explosion of both existing and newly opened data centres. Businesses should understand how Hong Kong regulates personal data transfers in order to facilitate expansion in this sector. Padraig Walsh from Tanner De Witt’s data privacy practice group discussed some key considerations related to sending personal information abroad from or to Hong Kong.

At first, it is essential to determine how Hong Kong defines personal data. Although not explicitly defined in the PDPO, “personal data” generally refers to any information which identifies living individuals; this definition conforms with international norms and similar data privacy regimes such as GDPR.

As a general rule, all personal data collected by businesses must be processed in compliance with the Personal Data Protection Order (PDPO). In most instances, this means obtaining individual’s voluntary and express consent before collecting their personal information and using it for its specified purpose. It’s also generally necessary to meet use limitations and access requirements specified by PDPO; however some exemptions exist from this restriction, such as when collecting an employee card data to perform duties like security clearance checks or tax assessments as long as individuals are informed about this data’s purpose as well as any categories of persons to whom it will be passed on.

When sending personal data outside Hong Kong for processing, data users must consult the PICS to make sure that it was collected legally and used fairly. They must also obtain written consent from each subject before doing so – this must include specifying only for certain uses and renewed at least every 12 months.

Finally, data users must also take steps to ensure that any third parties with whom they share personal data comply with at least as stringent protection standards as the PDPO requires. This may involve contractual or other measures designed to shield personal data against unauthorised access, erasure, processing or loss, while at the same time not holding onto it longer than necessary for its intended use.

However, Hong Kong’s Privacy and Data Protection Ordinance does not contain any formal restrictions regarding the transfer of personal data outside its territory.