Privacy Commission

Hong Kong must retain open access to company data

Hong Kong must retain open access to company data. Photo: EPA

The government's attempt to shield the identity of company directors under the guise of protecting privacy is not merely an invitation to fraud and corruption; it reveals a basic misunderstanding of the purpose of a company.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 3:20am 7 comments

Internet surveillance needs to strike a balance

Governments around the world appear be nosing deeper into what their citizens do on the internet these days. According to the latest report by Google, their demands for data on private accounts have increased, up from 18,257 in the second half of last year to 20,938 in the first six months of this year.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:03am

In Brief

Boost for watchdog after leaks

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Accounts staff blamed for travel claims leak

Privacy Commission accounting staff are believed to have leaked to the press and government details of alleged inflated travel-allowance claims made by the former deputy privacy commissioner, a top bureaucrat claimed yesterday.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

It's broke, so fix it

From graft-fighting and privacy protection to rail services and examinations, more than 60 bodies under the 'small-government' principle in Hong Kong have been given statutory powers to function independently and effectively.

17 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Family facts out of the question

Under the new guidelines of the Privacy Commission, firms should not ask job applicants for information such as family background, political affili ation, medical history or reli gion unless it was relevant to the selection process.

16 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Privacy board victory

The Privacy Commission claimed its first victory when an owners' corporation agreed to tear down posters revealing personal information about some flat owners in a building. The posters were put in the lobby against owners' wishes.

29 Jan 1997 - 12:00am