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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.
December 16, 2016

Hong Kong Transparency Report 2016 Launched

HONG KONG (16 December 2016) – Hong Kong Transparency Report 2016 released today finds that  the Hong Kong government sent fewer user data and content removal […]
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.
August 4, 2016

HKTR joins regional internet governance forum in Taipei

Hong Kong Transparency Report spoke at a workshop at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) on 27 July in Taipei.
July 20, 2016

HKTR joins Citizen Lab Summer Institute 2016

Hong Kong Transparency Report (HKTR) participated in the Citizen Lab Summer Institute from 6 to 8 July 2016 at the Munk School of Global Affairs of the University of Toronto
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