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  1. Mystery over reports of bugging devices at Government House

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Mystery surrounds reports that listening devices were found in Government House during recent renovation work. Sources said all government facilities, including Government House and the Central Government Offices, had been swept for bugs in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504540/mystery-over-reports-bugging-devices-government-house
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670956/surveillance-law-must-still-protect-privacy
  3. Review of surveillance law rejected

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong A motion urging the government to conduct an immediate review of the covert surveillance law was struck down yesterday, even though the legal community had called for immediate amendments. The 2007 annual report on the ordinance, compiled by the commissioner on interception of communications and surveillance, Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing, raised serious concerns about possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672934/review-surveillance-law-rejected
  4. Lawmakers reject motion calling for review of surveillance law

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong A motion urging the government to conduct an immediate review of the covert surveillance law was struck down yesterday, even though the legal community had called for immediate amendments. The 2007 annual report on the ordinance, compiled by the commissioner on interception of communications and surveillance, Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing, raised serious concerns about possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672933/lawmakers-reject-motion-calling-review-surveillance-law
  5. Surveillance bill ignores 3G phones, critics say

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Legislators urged the government to modernise its draft covert surveillance bill, saying its provisions fail to cover new technology. The debate concerns 'type two surveillance', for which police will need permission from a judge to initiate. The bill defines 'type two surveillance' as monitoring, listening or recording with a surveillance device. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556041/surveillance-bill-ignores-3g-phones-critics-say
  6. Covert surveillance not confined to security forces

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Departments other than the police, immigration and customs may apply to conduct covert surveillance under the new executive order if the required internal guidelines ... regulating secret surveillance that the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department had to carry out hidden surveillance on illegal abattoirs and barbecued pork workshops. 'Under some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512380/covert-surveillance-not-confined-security-forces
  7. Bar association censures chief executive over surveillance order

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The Bar Association last night accused the chief executive of overstepping his powers by issuing a constitutionally dubious executive order on covert surveillance ... consistent with it by virtue of it being made the subject of an executive order.' The association said it believed Mr Tsang did not have the power to authorise covert surveillance when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511454/bar-association-censures-chief-executive-over-surveillance-order
  8. Surveillance bill stalemate as deadline looms

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Lawmakers were yesterday locked in a stalemate with the government on the definition of spying in their clause-by-clause examination of the covert surveillance bill ... devices- a demand government officials said went beyond the scope of the Interception of Communications and Surveillance Bill. Civic Party lawmaker Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee said the law would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549296/surveillance-bill-stalemate-deadline-looms
  9. Concerns linger over new surveillance bill

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The government has made concessions about the definition of public security for its proposed covert surveillance bill, but lawmakers said yesterday that these were insufficient. Legislators scrutinising the Interception of Communications and Surveillance Bill spent their meeting with government officials debating the definition of public security, the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547252/concerns-linger-over-new-surveillance-bill
  10. People wrongfully spied on may be told under new surveillance law

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung People who have been wrongfully spied on by law-enforcement agencies may be notified of this under a proposed amendment to the covert surveillance bill currently being considered by the legislature. 'There will definitely be changes,' said a senior government source directly involved in formulating the Interception of Communications and Surveillance Bill. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547160/people-wrongfully-spied-may-be-told-under-new-surveillance-law

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