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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 25, 2016

HKTR co-organised a panel at RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016

Hong Kong Transparency Report co-organised a panel discussion titled: ‘Reporting and beyond: why company and government transparency is essential for human rights online’ on 31 March at RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016, an annual event focused the intersection of human rights and technology in the internet age, which also attracted Edward Snowden to speak remotely at another open conversation.
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.
March 10, 2016

Seminar: Innovation and Copyright Reform in the Digital Age ( Monday 14 March 2016)

Amid a legislative deadlock over copyright reform in Hong Kong, Professor Hargreaves will share his insights into innovation and intellectual property reform. Date: 14 March 2016 (Monday) Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Venue: KKLG109, K.K. Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong
March 2, 2016

Media Digest: Source of Hong Kong Copyright Amendmenet Bill Dispute

Media Digest published an article Source of Hong Kong Copyright Amendment Bill Dispute on 5 February composed by Benjamin Zhou of HKTR. To find out the issue at core of the contentious copyright amendment bill, the author reviewed the documents maintained by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in the past 10 years.
February 15, 2016

Q&A: What if the copyright amendment bill is passed?

The government and civil society groups adopt different interpretations of the bill due to their divergent stances. They circulate the so called "lazyman bag" of different versions on the Internet, which have confused the general public. After a comparison of the "bags", a study on the bill, and consultations with scholars, HKTR prepares an independent Q&A for you.