People scan the government’s “Leave Home Safe” mobile app to enter a restaurant in Tsing Yi on Thursday. Photo: Sam Tsang
People scan the government’s “Leave Home Safe” mobile app to enter a restaurant in Tsing Yi on Thursday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Coronavirus: tracking function for Hong Kong’s ‘Leave Home Safe’ app would not be illegal, privacy chief tells lawmakers

  • Privacy commissioner Ada Chung offers assessment under questioning from lawmakers pressing for inclusion of such a feature amid surge in coronavirus cases
  • In the same meeting, constitutional affairs chief Erick Tsang did not say whether a tracking feature was in the works, but stressed ‘pandemic is at a critical juncture’

People scan the government’s “Leave Home Safe” mobile app to enter a restaurant in Tsing Yi on Thursday. Photo: Sam Tsang
People scan the government’s “Leave Home Safe” mobile app to enter a restaurant in Tsing Yi on Thursday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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