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  1. Private and confidential

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... A WOMAN yelling at her husband, a girl shouting at her brother, another girl banging on the door and an old man holding a peeled banana - these are scenes from Privacy?, one of the winning entries in the 'Privacy Protection in Action: TV Advertisemen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420918/private-and-confidential
  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Clause in new privacy law a threat to press freedom, journalists group says

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Journalists' Association critical of newly amended privacy law, which says information that can cause psychological harm can't be released Press freedom advocates see a clause for concern A journalists' union says a "big shadow" has been cast over the media by a clause in the newly amended privacy law- to be enacted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048006/clause-new-privacy-law-threat-press-freedom-journalists-group-says
  3. Freedom at the heart of cyber law battles

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei Issues Impact of Cispa on the public The Hill, a newspaper in the city of Washington, reported that Cispa would create an exemption to all privacy laws. Companies ... for any lawful purpose so long as there is a significant cyber security or national security purpose. The programme is permanent and will be reviewed only annually by the inspector general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001217/freedom-heart-cyber-law-battles
  4. Fear privacy law delay will be abused

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The privacy watchdog has expressed concerns that a 10-month grace period the banking industry is seeking to prepare for tighter laws on direct sales tactics will be exploited. Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang agreed a grace period was necessary to help the industry take steps for an amended privacy law. But he feared direct marketers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999344/fear-privacy-law-delay-will-be-abused
  5. Libel law reforms worth studying

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Britain's deputy prime minister has described the country's defamation law as an international laughing stock. His comment echoed a growing chorus of criticism, including from lawyers and other politicians. As a result, the British government has introduced to parliament a bill to reform the law. Hong Kong has no such plans, but it has good reason to follow the debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986100/libel-law-reforms-worth-studying
  6. Tightening of law on sale of personal data 'falls short'

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com A proposed revision of the privacy law fails to meet public expectations, according to the Privacy Commissioner and a lawmaker. The government moved to tighten the law after last year's Octopus Card controversy, when the card firm admitted selling the personal details of more than a million customers to business partners. But the proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984326/tightening-law-sale-personal-data-falls-short
  7. Shake-up for juvenile law after sex case

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung and Martin Wong Hong Kong is preparing a landmark change in its laws that will make it possible for children under the age of 14 to be charged with rape. The move comes after a magistrate yesterday described existing laws on juveniles and serious sex offences as 'wholly and manifestly inadequate' as she sentenced a 13-year-old boy to a reformatory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971534/shake-juvenile-law-after-sex-case
  8. Tough anti-triad law to stop sellers of pirated discs

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... street-side sellers of pirated discs. Most prosecutions had been under copyright laws, with penalties of up to six months in jail. The aim is to deter potential vendors from agreeing to sell discs ... investigations showed that many vendors were controlled by syndicates, customs began collecting evidence for charges under the organised crime law. 'Those vendors we found were recruited for HK$500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966057/tough-anti-triad-law-stop-sellers-pirated-discs
  9. Law needs more bite in animal cases

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... whether the law and its enforcement are adequate. It sparked a mass protest on Sunday, with demonstrators calling for a special investigative task force by the police. Unfortunately, police chief ... But above all, the law needs to be amended. Currently, it aims at punishing the culprit when an offence has been committed. What is needed is to step in earlier- when there is evidence of abuse. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968083/law-needs-more-bite-animal-cases
  10. Laws must be updated to save pets from abuse

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the problem isn't accurately known; it can only be guessed at. Blame a lack of education, regulation and co-ordination. There are laws and regulations that are meant to protect animals, ... involved. It's little wonder that the oversight is wanting. Our animal welfare laws and regulations have undergone only minor changes since 1935. There are rules for selling, breeding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966011/laws-must-be-updated-save-pets-abuse

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