Legislation

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.
July 9, 2013

The Basic Law

The Hong Kong Basic Law is the document governing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Freedom of speech and privacy are guaranteed in Article 27 and Article 30 respectively.
June 10, 2013

Copyright Ordinance (Cap 528)

Summary: "An Ordinance to make provisions in respect of copyright and related rights and for connected purposes."
May 6, 2013

Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112)

The Inland Revenue Ordinance is often cited as a reason why certain information cannot be given to the public. There are strict guidelines in Part 1, Section 4 of the ordinance that guarantees secrecy.