Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission has proposed five specific new offences to rein in cybercrime with tougher penalties. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission has proposed five specific new offences to rein in cybercrime with tougher penalties. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong Law Reform Commission proposes 5 new offences to rein in cybercrime, with tougher penalties of up to life imprisonment

  • Recommendations can help tackle issues such as illegal use of metadata and interfering with companies or hospitals’ computer data systems
  • Proposed offences would have extraterritorial application so long as the crime in question had a connection to Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission has proposed five specific new offences to rein in cybercrime with tougher penalties. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission has proposed five specific new offences to rein in cybercrime with tougher penalties. Photo: Shutterstock
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