Hong Kong prosecutors often used a ‘one-size-fits-all’ offence to tackle crime involving smartphone use. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong police issue remedial guidelines on tackling upskirting to plug legal loophole – but lawyers have doubts about solution

  • Police hand down guidelines to frontline officers after Court of Final Appeal ruling that charge of ‘obtaining access to a computer for criminal or dishonest gain’ should not apply to a person’s own device
  • According to a police memo, the Department of Justice has advised that officers can make an arrest if a person taking upskirt photos has or is likely to commit a ‘breach of the peace’
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Hong Kong prosecutors often used a ‘one-size-fits-all’ offence to tackle crime involving smartphone use. Photo: Shutterstock
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Offenders have previously been prosecuted under the charge of ‘obtaining access to a computer for criminal or dishonest gain’. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong wasted 10 years in failing to ensure law kept pace with technology on voyeuristic crimes such as upskirting, legislators tell justice officials

  • Specific laws must be in place as soon as possible, government told
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Offenders have previously been prosecuted under the charge of ‘obtaining access to a computer for criminal or dishonest gain’. Photo: Handout
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