One of the damaged smart lamp posts on Sheung Yuet Road in Kowloon Bay after an extradition bill protest on August 24. Concerns were raised over whether the cameras on the lamp posts installed for functions such as monitoring real-time traffic were surveillance tools for the government. Photo: Edmond SoOne of the damaged smart lamp posts on Sheung Yuet Road in Kowloon Bay after an extradition bill protest on August 24. Concerns were raised over whether the cameras on the lamp posts installed for functions such as monitoring real-time traffic were surveillance tools for the government. Photo: Edmond So
One of the damaged smart lamp posts on Sheung Yuet Road in Kowloon Bay after an extradition bill protest on August 24. Concerns were raised over whether the cameras on the lamp posts installed for functions such as monitoring real-time traffic were surveillance tools for the government. Photo: Edmond So

Letters | Hong Kong protesters’ concerns about smart lamp posts should be addressed by IT sector lawmaker

  • Smart city development is global trend. Why can’t Hong Kong address worries over the lamp posts being used for government surveillance, the way other cities have, rather than tear them down?
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
One of the damaged smart lamp posts on Sheung Yuet Road in Kowloon Bay after an extradition bill protest on August 24. Concerns were raised over whether the cameras on the lamp posts installed for functions such as monitoring real-time traffic were surveillance tools for the government. Photo: Edmond SoOne of the damaged smart lamp posts on Sheung Yuet Road in Kowloon Bay after an extradition bill protest on August 24. Concerns were raised over whether the cameras on the lamp posts installed for functions such as monitoring real-time traffic were surveillance tools for the government. Photo: Edmond So
One of the damaged smart lamp posts on Sheung Yuet Road in Kowloon Bay after an extradition bill protest on August 24. Concerns were raised over whether the cameras on the lamp posts installed for functions such as monitoring real-time traffic were surveillance tools for the government. Photo: Edmond So
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