Hong Kong’s legislators have called for a law with a long reach to target cybercrimes linked to the city. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong’s legislators have called for a law with a long reach to target cybercrimes linked to the city. Photo: Shutterstock

Proposed cybercrime law needs long reach to cover offences outside Hong Kong, compel tech giants to cooperate: legislators

  • Lawmakers discuss blueprint to create five specific new offences to rein in cyber-dependent crimes and say lack of long-arm jurisdiction would make proposal useless
  • ‘This is how to give the law some teeth, otherwise the law could be well-written with gates and walls made of metal, but with a back door made of straw,’ one adds

Hong Kong’s legislators have called for a law with a long reach to target cybercrimes linked to the city. Photo: Shutterstock
Hong Kong’s legislators have called for a law with a long reach to target cybercrimes linked to the city. Photo: Shutterstock
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