The law found by the Court of Final Appeal (pictured) not to apply to a person’s own phone or computer was only introduced in 1993, amid growing concerns about cybercrime. Laws do not usually become outdated that quickly. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Laws must reflect changes in society

  • Landmark decision by top Hong Kong court over prosecution of smartphone-related crimes shows need to update legislation and be more proactive

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The law found by the Court of Final Appeal (pictured) not to apply to a person’s own phone or computer was only introduced in 1993, amid growing concerns about cybercrime. Laws do not usually become outdated that quickly. Photo: EPA-EFE
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