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  1. Surveillance law must still protect privacy

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In 2006, the Hong Kong government rushed through a law on covert surveillance. Now, Justice Woo Kwok-hing, the commissioner on interception of communications and surveillance, has presented a report for 2007, the first full year the surveillance ordinance was in effect. It is a mixed bag. Mr Justice Woo says law-enforcement agencies were 'as a whole ...

  2. Ruling by decree

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The decision by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to issue an executive order governing covert surveillance was certainly understandable, since judges are throwing out ... enforcement agencies continued to violate the law by conducting covert surveillance without a proper legal basis. It was not until judges started throwing out evidence obtained by the Independent ...

  3. First, protect people's privacy

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The public debate over Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's executive order on covert surveillance has, rather curiously, focused on an exception clause in the Basic ... enforcement authorities to conduct covert surveillance. It is high time the public focused its attention on the main substance of Article 30. Article 30 says: 'The freedom and privacy ...

  4. Defence rings hollow

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Much of the debate regarding Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's executive order on covert surveillance revolves around two concepts: law, and 'legal procedures'. ... in accordance with legal procedures, to meet the needs of public security or of investigation into criminal offences'. In the absence of a law on covert surveillance, the chief executive issued ...

  5. Some good news out of China

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a company will have an obligation to respect the privacy of all jobseekers. The installation of surveillance cameras in schools will, in future, require prior approval from the government. ... the necessary social governance and supervision'. Presumably, the law will permit the government to continue monitoring the activities of certain individuals, but if such surveillance is carried ...

  6. Behaving as if people mattered

    Posted Nov 01st 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... someone for no reason. It must be after a long period of inspection and surveillance.' Anyone held by the Ministry of State Security, he said, 'should know very clearly what he has ...



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