Benjamin Zhou

October 18, 2017

Academic and lawmakers urge freedom of information legislation

45% of complaints about the Code on Access to Information in Hong Kong were found failings of public agencies, according to the data collected by HKTR.
April 7, 2017

HKTR spoke on two panels at RightsCon Brussels 2017

Hong Kong Transparency Report Benjamin Zhou joined the RightsCon in Brussels this year as a speaker at two sessions on 31 March. Zhou shared the recent findings in HKTR and his experience in researching on transparency issues in Hong Kong and Chinese technology companies’ user policies.
March 15, 2017

Better transparency needed to protect privacy and free speech in cyberspace

Hong Kong Transparency Report's Benjamin Zhou contributed the voice column on Hong Kong Free Press, analysing the statistics of the HK government's user data and content removal requests to ICT companies in 2016, which was released early this month. Despite the declining number of requests in the past three years, the article argues that the government should make transparent the mechanism for handling such requests as a response to the concern about the protection of privacy and freedom of expression in cyberspace.
December 16, 2016

Hong Kong Transparency Report 2016 Launched

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 […]