Hong Kong And Doxxing Law
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As China clamps down on data security breaches by tech companies, Hong Kong lawmakers have started to debate and push through a new privacy law against doxxing.
A coalition of the world’s biggest tech companies including Twitter, Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon have already threatened to withdraw from the city on concerns over freedom of speech and undue penalties.
The coalition and human rights activists also fear the new law will be abused by those in power to target society.
The new law enables the Hong Kong’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data to prosecute anyone who is reckless and releases personal data with the intent to harm.