In a Legislative Council meeting this Thursday, deputy secretary of security clarified that the law enforcement' request for communications content that is in the course of transmission is governed by Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance.
Hong Kong Transparency Report has set up a database tracking the judicial proceedings of online speech related arrests in Hong Kong. The database' sources include the judiciary library, government announcements and mainstream media reports. As the majority of the cases were heard at the Magistrates' Courts, official legal documents are not publicly available.
At least seven Internet companies have published transparency reports disclosing the number of user data requests they received from law enforcement agencies in Hong Kong, shedding light on the otherwise secretive user data sharing practice between the two.