Freedom of Speech

The surveillance law in Hong Kong lags behind in protecting citizens' privacy in cyberspace against law enforcement agencies and lacks transparency, compared to the situations in five other advanced economies....

HONG KONG (16 December 2016) – Hong Kong Transparency Report 2016 released today finds that  the Hong Kong government sent fewer user data and content removal requests to information and communication technology (ICT) companies in the past three years, with major international tech firms rejected...

An international copyright expert Peter Yu said at a seminar co-organised by hk-inmedia and JMSC that the exceptions in Hong Kong’s amendment bill were less clearly defined than the government claimed, but the rare combination of the British "fair dealing" and the American "fair use"...

An index examining tech giants’ performance over respecting their users’ freedom of expression and privacy was launched on 3 November in New York, with Google rated the highest and Chinese Tencent the third lowest among the 16 companies which were reviewed....

As of June 2015, at least nine activists had been arrested for online remarks. All were charged with under Section 161 of the Crimes Ordinance: "access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent."...

Hong Kong Transparency Report hosted a transparency reporting panel at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum on 2 July in Macau. HKTR's Jennifer Zhang was joined by Glacier Kwong from Keyboard Frontline and Dr. Clement Chen from the law faculty of The University of...