Many Court of Final Appeal judgments – including those of great relevance to everyone in Hong Kong – are not officially translated into Chinese, depriving the majority of reading the decisions in their own language.
The implications for civil liberty are serious, with many groups excluded through no fault of their own, including those who are simply not eligible for vaccination. A better approach would be to create benefits for those who have been vaccinated without penalising those who are not.
As the anti-extradition movement has shown, protests play out in the digital arena too, raising questions about whether the law should treat them the same as in the physical world. How we protect our virtual rights will be most instructive.
It is inexcusable that Cathay took months to announce a security breach affecting millions. It’s about time Hong Kong updated its law to regulate data protection.
The use of giant internet platforms like Facebook leaves individual users’ data vulnerable, and patchy legislation does not help.