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Generally speaking, records are a vital resource of an organisation. Government records may contain important information about Hong Kong and its governance, and with the passage of time, would become an integral part of our cultural heritage. For such records to maintain their value, they must be managed to ensure their authenticity, accuracy, security, timely access and usability.

The Government has been using, in lieu of legislation, administrative directives, guidelines and publications to regulate the management of Government records. The Commission's mandate is to review the present situation, as well as to conduct comparative studies of the relevant laws in other jurisdictions, with a view to making appropriate recommendations on possible options for reform if need be. A sub-committee began work on this subject in June 2013.

The Sub-committee's secretary is Ms Helen Kung, Senior Government Counsel.

If you wish further information on this project, please write to the Secretary of the Law Reform Commission by fax, post or email.

The Commission's offices are at:

4/F, East Wing, Justice Place,
18 Lower Albert Road,
Central, Hong Kong.

Telephone: (852) 3918 4097
Fax: (852) 3918 4096
Email: hklrc@hkreform.gov.hk