The Basic Law

The Hong Kong Basic Law is the document governing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Freedom of speech and privacy are guaranteed in Article 27 and Article 30 respectively.

The Hong Kong Basic Law is the document governing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Among the guarantees in the Basic Law are the following:

Article 27: Hong Kong residents shall have freedom of speech, of the press and of publication; freedom of association, of assembly, of procession, and of demonstration…

Article 30: The freedom and privacy of communication of Hong Kong residents shall be protected by law. No department or individual may, on any grounds, infringe upon the freedom and privacy of communication of residents except that the relevant authorities may inspect communication in accordance with legal procedures to meet the needs of public security or of investigation into criminal offences.

 

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