Surveillance

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....

The Hong Kong Free Press published an article on 17 December 2017 by HKTR's Project Manager Benjamin Zhou. The article argues that the Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance should updated as the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook are increasingly used in place of the more traditional communications methods covered by the Ordinance,  namely telephone calls and post. ...

The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday (27 April) unanimously passed the Email Privacy Act that requires the government to obtain warrants before access citizens’ digital communications...

Foreign Policy quoted Hong Kong Transparency Report's data to raise the issue of Internet surveillance by law enforcement agencies during the Occupy campaign, especially in terms of the worrying trend of the government's access to online user data without adequate judicial reviews....