Benjamin Zhou

January 9, 2015

Government requests for online user data must not be cloaked in secrecy

In this South China Morning Post op-ed, Hong Kong Transparency Report's Jennifer Zhang calls for strict guidelines and voluntary disclosure by internet service providers.
January 9, 2015

In Hong Kong, user data flows freely (to authorities)

Global Voices Advocacy quoted Hong Kong Transparency Report's research findings on the problematic government data requests, particularly during the Occupy period, in Netizen Report: China Adds Yet Another Layer of Control to the Internet.
December 19, 2014

Hong Kong Activists Fear State Snooping

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.
December 19, 2014

Is it time for internet transparency legislation in HK?

Time Out Hong Kong profiled Hong Kong Transparency Report's research in its November's burning issue. HKTR pointed out the opaque practice between the city's law enforcement and Internet companies is putting netizens' privacy and freedom of speech in danger: