back to article Hong Kong floats doxxing laws that would let it force big tech to take down content

Hong Kong’s Legislative Bureau has proposed amendments to local laws that strengthen penalties for doxxing, and empower its Privacy Commissioner to request content removal from platforms and legally enforce compliance. Doxxing became an issue in Hong Kong after the 2019 introduction of a law that would have made it easier for …

  1. BazNav

    Sexist laws

    The legislation states: "a person will commit an offence if he discloses..."

    Which means that as long as a woman does the doxxing then they've not broken the law.

    1. Jimmy2Cows Silver badge

      Re: Sexist laws

      So, ummm... did you accidentally forget to add the Joke Alert icon, or are you genuinely trying to shoehorn Woke attitudes and political correctness into a dicussion where neither are needed nor wanted?

    2. Claptrap314 Silver badge

      Re: Sexist laws

      Dude, this is the internet. We can neither see your face, nor hear your inflection.

      On the one hand, "assuming good intent" means that I should assume you are making a funny. OTOH, there has been a lot of wokeness pollution our discussions for the last few years.

      Embed a joke signal or GTFO.

    3. jfield

      Re: Sexist laws

      In Cantonese the same word is used for him and her.

    4. katrinab Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      Re: Sexist laws

      There is probably an Interpretation Act somewhere that states that "he" includes other gendered pronouns.

  2. AndersH

    Now the CCP is keen privacy!?

    “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

  3. Tempest

    And Why is Britain Not Enforcing the Two-China Agreement.

    Once again the UK demonstrates that it is a second rate country by not enforcing the terms of the China reunification Treaty

    1. Richard Crossley
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      Re: And Why is Britain Not Enforcing the Two-China Agreement.

      How, sending a "gun boat"?

      The actual border between Lower Kowloon and the New Territories is Boundary Street. Short of building a wall (Think Berlin Wall) down it and cutting off over 50% of the people in HK, HM Government realized there was no way HK would work in that situation. There were enough problems with Chinese administered Kowloon City before it was demolished.

      BTW, I live 250 metres south of Boundary Street.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: And Why is Britain Not Enforcing the Two-China Agreement.

        Johnson could show up with Excalibur and starts slicing fiber connections to the mainland.

        1. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

          Re: And Why is Britain Not Enforcing the Two-China Agreement.

          The idea of Mr Johnson plucking the sword from the stone and possessing the power of Arthur is a bit unlikely.

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