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February 12, 2015

Hong Kong police’s online user content removal requests surged in the past four months

Hong Kong police's requests to remove users' online information surged in the past four months, according to dataset published by the government yesterday upon IT legislator Charles Mok's request.
January 28, 2015

Hong Kong’s Internet Freedom Under Threat

In a recent story following a previous report on the decline of press freedom in Hong Kong, Freedom House's Freedom On the Net research team quoted Hong Kong Transparency Report's research findings to illustrate the fact that the city's Internet freedom is under threat too.
January 19, 2015

Threatened Harbor: Encroachments on Press Freedom in Hong Kong

PEN American Center quoted Hong Kong Transparency Report's advocacy for government and corporate accountability in handling user data in its newly released report, highlighting threats to privacy and free expression online.
January 9, 2015

Government requests for online user data must not be cloaked in secrecy

In this South China Morning Post op-ed, Hong Kong Transparency Report's Jennifer Zhang calls for strict guidelines and voluntary disclosure by internet service providers.
January 9, 2015

In Hong Kong, user data flows freely (to authorities)

Global Voices Advocacy quoted Hong Kong Transparency Report's research findings on the problematic government data requests, particularly during the Occupy period, in Netizen Report: China Adds Yet Another Layer of Control to the Internet.
December 19, 2014

Hong Kong Activists Fear State Snooping

Foreign Policy quoted Hong Kong Transparency Report's data to raise the issue of Internet surveillance by law enforcement agencies during the Occupy campaign, especially in terms of the worrying trend of the government's access to online user data without adequate judicial reviews.