analysis

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.
November 17, 2016

HK localist lawmakers perform better proficiency in digital campaigns

Our research found that newly elected localist legislative council members took a savvy approach by campaigning through social media during the 2016 Hong Kong Legislative Council Election in September.
July 21, 2015

Are they Hong Kong’s third party? – analysis of Legco voting record 2012-13

The resignation of pan-democratic lawmakers Ronny Tong Ka-wah last June has sparked stirred up the call for centrism in Hong Kong, where legislators are traditionally separated into either pro-establishment or pan-democracy group. After an analysis of voting records, however, a group of lawmakers stand out they have voted to some extent differently from their political allies.