Hong Kong residents, both permanent and non-permanent, are covered by the Basic Law, which guarantees protection from arbitrary or unlawful arrest, detention or imprisonment, and which confers the right to freedom of speech, of the press and of publication.
The Internet has had a profound impact on the daily lives of Hong Kong residents. According to the World Bank, in 2011, 75% of Hong Kong residents used the Internet.
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This figure means that the vast majority of residents are potentially affected by requests from the Government for information on Internet usage. Understanding these requests can help individuals and organizations better protect their rights.