December 19, 2014

Is it time for internet transparency legislation in HK?

Time Out Hong Kong profiled Hong Kong Transparency Report's research in its November's burning issue. HKTR pointed out the opaque practice between the city's law enforcement and Internet companies is putting netizens' privacy and freedom of speech in danger:
December 19, 2014

Police are using Hong Kong’s computer crime law to crack down on pro-democracy organizers

Hong Kong Transparency Report's Jennifer Zhang explored on Quartz the police's use of the broadly defined computer crimes law to curb online speech during the Occupy campaign
December 19, 2014

Authorities Are Abusing Hong Kong’s Computer Crimes Law to Stifle Protests

Global Voices Advocacy quoted Hong Kong Transparency Report's latest research findings for its story on the police's controversial arrests of online forum users during the months-long Occupy Hong Kong movement.
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.