Less information would be made available to the public under the new proposal. Photo: Handout
Less information would be made available to the public under the new proposal. Photo: Handout

Proposal to restrict access to information in Hong Kong company registry sets alarm bells ringing for journalist groups

  • Government proposal seeks to prevent people from accessing the personal particulars of company directors amid ‘increasing public awareness of the need to protect personal data’
  • City’s largest journalists’ association demands immediate withdrawal of the plan, which it says will severely compromise press freedom

Less information would be made available to the public under the new proposal. Photo: Handout
Less information would be made available to the public under the new proposal. Photo: Handout
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