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April 15, 2015

Hong Kong Transparency Report @RightsCon transparency reporting panel

Hong Kong Transparency Report's Jennifer Zhang presented HKTR's research project on a transparency reporting panel at RightsCon in Manila on 24 March. Jennifer was joined by Jiwon Sohn from South Korea Transparency Report, Ben Blink from Google, Craig Choy from Keyboard Frontline, Peter Micek from Access, and Charles Mok from Hong Kong Legislative Council. The panel was moderated by Peter.
April 10, 2015

Law enforcement’s requests for communications content must be approved by judge

In a Legislative Council meeting this Thursday, deputy secretary of security clarified that the law enforcement' request for communications content that is in the course of transmission is governed by Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance.
March 10, 2015

Internet companies reveal user data requests from Hong Kong authorities

At least seven Internet companies have published transparency reports disclosing the number of user data requests they received from law enforcement agencies in Hong Kong, shedding light on the otherwise secretive user data sharing practice between the two.
March 9, 2015

Concerns Grow Over Hong Kong Censorship

Hong Kong Transparency Report was quoted on Voice of America in the story about police's controversial removal of users' online posts during the Occupy Central period.
February 16, 2015

Surge in web posts taken down by Hong Kong police sparks censorship fears

Hong Kong Transparency Report was quoted in South China Morning Post last Sunday to explain what the recent surge in police's take-down requests of online posts means for the city's free speech.