Legislation

October 18, 2015

Internet giants say no to US cybersecurity act

Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other technology big names spoke out against a proposed legislation aimed at promoting information sharing for cyber security between the companies and government.
September 6, 2015

Crimes Ordinance (Cap 200)

As of June 2015, at least nine activists had been arrested for online remarks. All were charged with under Section 161 of the Crimes Ordinance: "access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent."
August 9, 2015

Code on Access to Information

The Code on Access to Information provides a formal framework for access to information held by government departments. It defines the scope of information that will be provided, sets out how the information will be made available either routinely or in response to request, lays down procedures governing its release, as well as procedures for review or complaint.
August 6, 2015

Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance (Cap 589)

The Ordinance provides a statutory regime for the authorization and regulation of interception of communications and covert surveillance conducted by law enforcement agencies to prevent or detect serious crime and protect public security.