Department of Law
LLB(Hons) (Auck), LLM (BC)
Michael Jackson has been with the Faculty since 1984, and specializes in criminal law and procedure, cybercrime, and privacy and data protection law. Representative publications include Criminal Law in Hong Kong (Hong Kong; HKU Press, 2003), “Law Enforcement in Cyberspace : The HK Approach”, in Broadhurst & Grabosky, Cybercrime : The Challenge in Asia (HKU Press, HK 2005), Chapters 17, “Principals and Secondary Parties”, and 18, “Strict Liability”, in Archbold HK: Criminal Pleading & Practice (Sweet & Maxwell), and Chapter 21, “Right to Privacy, Unlawful Search and Surveillance” in Chan & Lim, Law of the Hong Kong Constitution (Sweet & Maxwell, 2011). His recent research includes cybercrime in HK, the regulation of covert surveillance, and the regulation of privacy in public places.
He has served as a member of the HK Law Reform Commission’s Subcommittee on Fraud, and the Law Society of HK’s Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure, and appeared on a number of occasions before LegCo panels to present submissions.
Admitted as a solicitor in HK, he consults mainly in the field of criminal law, and has assisted in a variety of major criminal cases during his time in Hong Kong, in particular in relation to ICAC fraud and corruption prosecutions.