Telegram is a popular app widely used by protesters because of its encrypted messaging function. Photo: EPA-EFE

Suspected leak of personal data of Hong Kong leader, top officials and lawmakers on Telegram app popular with protesters sparks call for police probe

  • City’s privacy watchdog says it received 315 complaints and inquiries related to case and has contacted social media platform to remove information
  • Telegram has been popular with extradition bill protesters because of its encrypted messaging function
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Telegram is a popular app widely used by protesters because of its encrypted messaging function. Photo: EPA-EFE
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