Police officers gather at the Next Digital building in Tseung Kwan O last year. Photo: Winson Wong
Police officers gather at the Next Digital building in Tseung Kwan O last year. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong national security law: media tycoon Jimmy Lai loses legal bid to block police access to journalistic articles on phones

  • High Court judge rules that police are entitled to seize journalistic materials under common law in light of ‘paramount’ public interest
  • Lawyers for Lai, 74, are considering lodging an appeal, meaning police may not be able to access tycoon’s mobile devices any time soon

Police officers gather at the Next Digital building in Tseung Kwan O last year. Photo: Winson Wong
Police officers gather at the Next Digital building in Tseung Kwan O last year. Photo: Winson Wong
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