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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Mother’s video surveillance of daughter angers Facebook users

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 04:31pm by Staff Reporter

    ... A screen shot of a video of a Hong Kong mother monitoring her young daughter doing homework has upset many Facebook users, the  Singtao Daily reported on Wednesday. The woman recently posted the photo of her daughter on her Facebook account, the newspaper ...

  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 ...

  3. Surveillance regulations spark fears over privacy

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Beijing municipal authorities issued a draft regulation to speed up the installation of surveillance cameras in the capital, raising concerns the government is encroaching ... public infrastructures. The guidelines, which are open for public comment until the end of the month, explicitly bar surveillance cameras from private premises. They also spell out penalties ...

  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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Lawmakers work way through surveillance bill, word by word

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Lawmakers yesterday continued to pick their way through the basics of the covert surveillance bill, questioning the definition of words such as 'judicial', ... the use of covert surveillance and bugging by law enforcement agents, but restricts the definition of such surveillance to activities involving the use of devices. Lawmakers also questioned ...

  7. Eye on privacy

    Posted Dec 26th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a public consultation to gather views on a draft code of practice on the surveillance of employees in the workplace. Surprisingly, perhaps, of the 71 submissions received, none came from trade ... with employers rather than with those whose privacy is at risk, namely, workers who are subjected to surveillance by their bosses. It may be that guidelines are the way to go. Many other jurisdictions ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cybersnooping revelations raise key issues

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... on the details exposed by former CIA computer technician Edward Snowden, however, its surveillance programme appears to be more intrusive than previously thought. Reports of Orwell's book making ... discomfort over the alleged access. A global debate on how to strike a balance between national security and personal privacy is inevitable. The surveillance programme, known as Prism, allows ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Secret taping?

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should laws be brought in to better regulate covert surveillance operations by the police and the ICAC? A judge says secret taping infringes the Basic Law on privacy of communication because there is no law on the matter. Share your views: write to us. ...




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