Pedestrians crossing the road in Hong Kong’s Central district in May last year are reflected in a window. The government’s proposal to restrict information access will damage Hong Kong’s reputation as a financial centre and should not be taken lightly. Photo: May Tse
Pedestrians crossing the road in Hong Kong’s Central district in May last year are reflected in a window. The government’s proposal to restrict information access will damage Hong Kong’s reputation as a financial centre and should not be taken lightly. Photo: May Tse
Gordon Jones
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Gordon Jones

Open access to company registry information serves the public interest, outweighing privacy concerns

  • The government’s proposal to restrict access to information about company directors will encourage malpractice, and undermine the principles of accountability and transparency that lie at the heart of Hong Kong’s commercial life

Pedestrians crossing the road in Hong Kong’s Central district in May last year are reflected in a window. The government’s proposal to restrict information access will damage Hong Kong’s reputation as a financial centre and should not be taken lightly. Photo: May Tse
Pedestrians crossing the road in Hong Kong’s Central district in May last year are reflected in a window. The government’s proposal to restrict information access will damage Hong Kong’s reputation as a financial centre and should not be taken lightly. Photo: May Tse
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