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December 19, 2014

HKTR to government: Don’t tell us you’re responsible, show us

With privacy scandals happening weekly here in Hong Kong and at a global level, the HKTR has found our government wanting. A cavalier attitude to a lack of protocols pertaining to personal data sourcing, protecting and destroying, after use, puts Hong Kongers at risk.
December 19, 2014

Hong Kong needs independent body to supervise government requests for web users’ data: researchers

South China Morning Post covered the launch of Hong Kong Transparency Report 2014 and highlighted the report's key research findings and policy recommendations.
October 7, 2014

The Right to Know or the Right to be Forgotten?

September 28 was “International Right to Know Day”, a prescient day for Hong Kong in light of recent curbs on press freedoms. It was an occasion to raise awareness around our citizens’ right to information, and to consider how calls to extend a so-called “right to be forgotten” to Hong Kong could jeopardize the principle of freedom of expression that is enshrined in our Basic Law, and which has become a hallmark of our city.
September 26, 2014

Launch of the Hong Kong Transparency Report 2014

The Hong Kong Transparency Report, a project run by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, the University of Hong Kong, has launched the 2014 report on Hong Kong government’s data and content removal requests towards online service providers.
September 11, 2014

Government content removal requests in 2013

Visualising the number of content removal requests by government departments, the number of requests acceded, the number of service providers involved, and the number of user accounts affected.
September 8, 2014

Government user data requests in 2013

Visualising the number of data requests by different government departments, the number of requests acceded, the number of service providers involved, and the number of user accounts affected.