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August 20, 2014

Overview of Government Requests: 2013

5511 User data requests 1956 Content removal requests = 7257 Requests
August 10, 2013

HKTR obtains names of Internet organizations on government request lists

The HK Transparency Project has obtained the names of some of the Internet organizations that have received Hong Kong Government requests for user data or content […]
August 9, 2013

Launching the HK Transparency Report

The Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) of The University of Hong Kong is pleased to launch the Hong Kong Transparency Report on the occasion of […]
August 8, 2013

HK Customs casts a wide net against crime

The Customs and Excise Department has contacted 25 local ISP's to make a total of 1,6575 requests for the name and the Hong Kong identity card numbers of Internet users. The department cited crime prevention and detection as reasons for its aggressive policing of the Internet. All the requests were acceded to.
August 8, 2013

Google rebuffs some government requests

Google has rejected requests by the Customs and Excise Department for the IP address of an Internet user on the ground that the department should have […]
August 8, 2013

Who owns government maps?

The Lands Department has been zealous in guarding what it terms "Government's copyright" by going after websites that have posted its maps online. The department succeeded in three cases in forcing the websites to remove the maps in question. The Government has been criticized for charging the public for public information. In contrast, many governments offer information to the public for free.