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  1. News - World

    British cabinet kept in the dark over vast spying programmes

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Former British minister, Chris Huhne, says he was in ‘utter ignorance’ of Prism and Tempora and calls for tighter oversight of security services Ministers ... headquarters, already had remarkable and extensive snooping capabilities. He said this lack of information and accountability showed “the supervisory arrangements for our intelligence services need ...

  2. News - World

    Be careful what you ‘like’: Facebook users reveal secrets, study shows

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:19pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Researchers highlight danger of data abuse Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets - including their sexual orientation, drug use and political ... and services that respect their privacy Michal Kosinski, lead Cambridge University analyst  Michal Kosinski, one of the academics behind the study, said he believed Facebook users would be “spooked” ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Nightclub fires 'just waiting to happen'

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... said. "Some feel they have to break the law to break even," he said. Police and the Fire Services Department work in tandem to implement liquor licensing regulations. In some instances police have found that fire escapes have been blocked, and ask the Fire Services to investigate further. However, Fire Services manpower can be stretched, which means they may not get to check ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    Digital world must eventually defeat dictators: Schmidt, Cohen

    Posted May 09th 2013, 02:24pm by Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services

    ... Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services Nathan Gardels talks to Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen about their new book, The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations ... Will it be part and parcel of the digital age, or a momentary response to a tragic event? We’ll have to see. Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legal reforms in China needed to help service sector, improve social stability

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by WINSTON MOK

    ... For Shanghai's free trade zone and Shenzhen's Qianhai to be competitive in international financial services, they may need to be "special legal zones"- with much better rule of law. ... Winston Mok Winston Mok says centralising mainland courts would reduce meddling by local governments Legal reforms would go a long way towards improving social stability In the upcoming ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    No need for independent legal aid service, say advisers in U-turn

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Council now says government has not been found to be interfering in the service Advisers make U-turn on legal aid The legal aid service should remain ... to answering to the chief secretary, which would be a reversion to the arrangement in place before 2007. The recommendation was made in a report submitted by the Legal Aid Services Council to the chief ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New laws needed to protect rights of all Hong Kong's transsexuals

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by SAM WINTER

    ... sex work to survive. Recently, she was arrested for soliciting. She was prosecuted and sentenced to time in prison. Correctional Services Department policy is that she is male. So there she ... to put in place a law that set surgery as a precondition for legal gender recognition, then we would in effect be saying to transsexual women: "You want to enjoy the rights and opportunities ...

  8. Business - Companies - ENTREPRENEURS

    New website lends legal helping hand to start-ups

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 11:39am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Dragon Law provides access to documents at affordable cost and free database of information New website lends legal helping hand to start-ups A web service ... Law service provides customised legal documents from HK$100 each and a free database of legal information for entrepreneurs. It is powered by virtual data room technology, which allows ...

  9. News - Asia - TECHNOLOGY

    Samsung loses Apple patent suit in Seoul court, in latest legal setback

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:03pm by AP

    ... related to short message services in smartphones and tablet computers. The maker of Galaxy smartphones sought 100 million won (HK$736,500) in initial compensation and a ban on sales of six iPhone ...

  10. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Disclosure urged on China firms' legal structure

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:55am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Concerns over legal set-up for companies listing overseas bring more scrutiny from regulators Disclosure urged on China firms' legal structure US and Hong Kong stock market regulators are demanding that mainland companies provide investors with more warnings about the risks of a legal structure commonly used to list those shares overseas. The scrutiny follows some ...




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