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May 6, 2013

Business Registration Ordinance (Cap 310)

The Business Registration Ordinance contains strict guidelines in Section 4 that guarantee secrecy, and this is often cited as a reason why certain information cannot be given to the public.
May 6, 2013

Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance (Cap 390)

Hong Kong's obscenity law and its enforcement in recent years, complicated by the rising popularity of online content, have resulted in much controversy and public debate.
May 6, 2013

Google Transparency Report for Hong Kong

Google has created an interactive transparency report showing information on requests made to the company by copyright holders and governments.  According to the report, from July 2009 to December, 2012, […]
May 6, 2013

Types of information requests

There are two types of requests: those for information about users, referred to as user data requests and those asking that content be removed from the Internet, known as content removal requests.
May 6, 2013

Hong Kong Government discloses requests for online user information

Over a three-year period, the Hong Kong Government made at least 14,453 requests to Internet Service Providers for disclosure of their users’ information. Separately, the government also […]