Police officers stand guard in Central during a lunchtime rally on February 21. In one case that was successfully prosecuted under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the personal data of a family member of a police officer was disclosed to a group on social media for doxxing. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Police officers stand guard in Central during a lunchtime rally on February 21. In one case that was successfully prosecuted under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the personal data of a family member of a police officer was disclosed to a group on social media for doxxing. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Police officers stand guard in Central during a lunchtime rally on February 21. In one case that was successfully prosecuted under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the personal data of a family member of a police officer was disclosed to a group on social media for doxxing. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Ada Chung Lai-ling
Opinion

Opinion

Ada Chung Lai-ling

Doxxing is intolerable in any civilised society, and there’s no excuse for Hongkongers to flout the law

  • The wave of doxxing that has swelled in Hong Kong has tested the limits of morality and should be condemned. In a free society, while our own privacy is protected by the law, we should also respect the privacy of others

Police officers stand guard in Central during a lunchtime rally on February 21. In one case that was successfully prosecuted under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the personal data of a family member of a police officer was disclosed to a group on social media for doxxing. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Police officers stand guard in Central during a lunchtime rally on February 21. In one case that was successfully prosecuted under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the personal data of a family member of a police officer was disclosed to a group on social media for doxxing. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Police officers stand guard in Central during a lunchtime rally on February 21. In one case that was successfully prosecuted under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the personal data of a family member of a police officer was disclosed to a group on social media for doxxing. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Ada Chung Lai-ling

Ada Chung Lai-ling

Ada Chung Lai-ling is Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data