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  1. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    In-store surveillance systems raise privacy fears in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Big Brother hot on trail of shopping habits Hong Kong shoppers are being secretly monitored by a state-of-the-art, heat-sensitive, in-store surveillance system ... Callan, chief marketing officer of RetailNext, said the system ensured better privacy than standard in-store surveillance cameras because shopper's faces are not identified. Privacy advocates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1292261/store-surveillance-systems-raise-privacy-fears-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Covert-surveillance watchdog calls for law enforcers to drop posturing

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Surveillance watchdog raps law enforcers The former head of a covert-surveillance watchdog says law enforcers should change their "defensive attitudes" when answering queries on their possible non-compliance with the law. A better attitude would help safeguard the privacy rights of people under surveillance, said Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1091707/covert-surveillance-watchdog-calls-law-enforcers-drop-posturing
  3. News - World - PRIVACY

    NSA 'scooping up images of people'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by AFP

    ... in the effort, but noted that neither US privacy laws nor US surveillance laws provide specific protections for facial images. An NSA spokeswoman said, however, that the agency would be required to get court approval for imagery of Americans it collects through its surveillance. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1523546/nsa-scooping-images-people
  4. News - World - PRIVACY

    US spies on citizens and foreigners by tapping into web and phone traffic

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... surveillance, saying Congress has repeatedly authorised the collection of records of Americans' phone use and foreigners' internet use. Obama said safeguards were in place and that nobody ... of America's own vast surveillance operations. The Guardian and The Washington Post reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) had direct access to the servers of internet firms to track ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1256050/us-spies-citizens-and-foreigners-tapping-web-and-phone-traffic
  5. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    50,000 CCTV cameras in Hong Kong's skies causing 'intrusion' into private lives

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Housing Authority leads the surveillance pack with more than 20,000 CCTVs, bearing out warning of everyday intrusions into people's lives The 50,000 'eyes' in city's skies CCTV surveillance cameras have become such a common feature of Hong Kong that you barely notice them. But rest assured, they notice you. The privacy watchdog says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449669/cctv-cameras-run-tens-thousands-across-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Tighten law to prevent snooping, Hong Kong legislators urge

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Lawmakers call for action because the city's surveillance ordinance regulates only activities conducted by law enforcement agencies Hong Kong needs to tighten its laws on invasion of privacy and covert surveillance because grey areas in the legislation fail to offer people proper protection against snooping, say lawmakers. The warning follows claims by US cyberspying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1262474/tighten-law-prevent-snooping-hong-kong-legislators-urge
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - PRIVACY

    Activists, civil society groups call for overhaul of governments’ privacy laws

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:44pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... to overhaul their privacy laws, stop secret mass surveillance online and the persecution of whistle-blowers. Those concerns were raised by the group in a letter addressed to the Open Government ... intelligence contractor, about internet surveillance carried out by the US government’s intelligence units, led by the National Security Agency (NSA), have sparked a broader discussion globally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1385959/activists-civil-society-groups-call-overhaul-governments
  8. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Cop cars with cameras: a new kind of drive-by shooting

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... the vehicle have raised concerns about privacy. The cameras are apparently meant to "improve road safety" but will further add to the thousands of surveillance devices around the city. ... Kong will be like the society described in 1984," he said, referring to the novel by George Orwell which features omnipresent government surveillance. Police Inspectors' Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1107787/cop-cars-cameras-new-kind-drive-shooting

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