05 May 2015 Government transparency reporting and access to information in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Transparency Report’s Jennifer Zhang contributed a blog on China Policy Institute of The University of Nottingham discussing the state of transparency reporting and access to information in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong government has been disclosing the aggregate number of online user data and content removal requests it has sent to service providers since 2010, the correct move to increase transparency and accountability of Internet governance. However, the government has yet to disclose its request-making procedures, and the lack of a strong freedom of information regime makes it difficult for the public to seek further information from the government or to hold their government accountable for accessing their online data without going through proper judicial scrutiny.
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