Privacy

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.
April 29, 2016

US House Passes Bill to Protect Email Privacy

The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday (27 April) unanimously passed the Email Privacy Act that requires the government to obtain warrants before access citizens’ digital communications
April 22, 2016

DJI may hand over drone data in Hong Kong to Chinese government

The world’s largest drone maker DJI said on Wednesday that the company could give the data from flights in Hong Kong to the Chinese government, according to The New York Times.
November 4, 2015

New index ranks tech giants’ digital rights accountability

An index examining tech giants’ performance over respecting their users’ freedom of expression and privacy was launched on 3 November in New York, with Google rated the highest and Chinese Tencent the third lowest among the 16 companies which were reviewed.