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November 16, 2015

HKFP: 82 percent increase in Hong Kong gov’t requests for Facebook user data

Hong Kong Transparency Report was quoted on Saturday's Hong Kong Free Press for 82 percent increase in the number of requests for user data made by the Hong Kong government in the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year.
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.
October 18, 2015

Internet giants say no to US cybersecurity act

Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other technology big names spoke out against a proposed legislation aimed at promoting information sharing for cyber security between the companies and government.
October 7, 2015

UC Berkeley: first university to release transparency report

Transparency reporting is being extended to campuses as the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) recently released the first report detailing how the requests to access emails and other digital information without theusers’ consent are handled.
September 6, 2015

Crimes Ordinance (Cap 200)

As of June 2015, at least nine activists had been arrested for online remarks. All were charged with under Section 161 of the Crimes Ordinance: "access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent."
August 9, 2015

Code on Access to Information

The Code on Access to Information provides a formal framework for access to information held by government departments. It defines the scope of information that will be provided, sets out how the information will be made available either routinely or in response to request, lays down procedures governing its release, as well as procedures for review or complaint.