Report by Hong Kong watchdog stresses importance of protecting personal data at a time when many social media users remain ignorant that they may be breaking the law.
Besides police officers and their families, statistics show victims are just as likely to be critics of the government and police as supporters.
Malicious posting of personal details online causes misery to victims and cases peaked during Hong Kong’s social unrest, but fewer reported instances since is no reason for the city not to ensure greater privacy.
A Hong Kong musical, based on the 1988 film Heathers starring Winona Ryder, is starting conversations about bullying in the city’s schools and its high youth suicide rate.
According to watchdog, post with victim’s personal details and negative comments found on social media platform.
Privacy Commissioner Ada Chung says 1,500 removal notices issued to 26 social media platforms up to end of last year.
Suspect allegedly put up posters containing ex-colleague’s identity card, says Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
The Chinese Oxford University student bullied for her ‘fake degree’ and ‘show-off style’ over viral graduation picture responds to her critics.
Wife allegedly posts former lover’s personal details and photos on social media along with negative comments and allegations.
The senior officer at London’s Metropolitan police, said the threats were credible and their quantity and tenor would have left the duchess feeling ‘under threat all of the time’.
Sim Bing Rui created a fake profile on the dating app where he met the 19-year-old and tricked her into performing sex acts on him and recorded them.
Mr Justice Russell Coleman blasts ‘significant and almost wholly unexplained’ delay to start of proceedings.
Readers urge Hongkongers to come together to build mental resilience, lament that digital scams are endangering truthfulness, and ask that we all think twice before posting hurtful comments online.
Debate about beauty ideals in China is underway again after reports of a 5-year-old girl being bullied at school for her afro-textured hair and her pictures have gone viral on social media.
A man in China who rescued a girl trapped hanging off an escalator by pulling her to safety has received public support after cyberbullies accused him of touching her inappropriately.
A man in China received plaudits after he shared his story of working as a food delivery driver to support his sick son while still in his PhD programme.
A businesswoman in China was cyberbullied after she posted pictures of a Porsche she bought with full payment, with online bullies calling her a ‘prostitute’, claiming she could not have afforded the luxury car.
Zeng’s troubles began when she started sobbing while reporting on the assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe
A woman in China said she would pursue legal action after she received a torrent of online abuse attacking her pink hair in a post celebrating her acceptance into graduate school.
The actress has returned to social media 3 years after her ‘careless tweets’ about hit television show Fresh Off the Boat drew outrage and internet shaming.
Efforts to tackle cyberbullying, including prison terms of up to a year and fines as much as US$2,200, come into effect on Thursday. Change sought since young star committed suicide after receiving hateful messages on social media.
A 15-year-old actress attempted suicide last year and was seriously injured after experiencing constant bullying by classmates while teachers did nothing, her mother claims in blistering public comments.
Some say the provisions of the updated law too vague on what actually constitutes online slander or bullying.
Privacy watchdog has issued 774 cessation notices between October 2021 and May this year, involving 14 social media platforms and about 3,900 messages.
Currently, the penalty for insults is detention for less than 30 days or a fine of less than US$74. The proposed amendments will introduce a prison term of up to one year and raise the fine to up to US$2,221.
Two channels had same name as account previously blocked for allegedly sharing personal information of officials.
Users who interacted with the 18-year-old shooter on the social networking apps Yubo and Instagram say he would post images of dead cats and joke about sexual assault in addition to making threats.
Anthony Ip, 31, faces four counts of divulging personal data of two individuals without their consent, including their names, home addresses and employers’ identities.