06 Sep 2021

Hong Kong's new anti-doxxing regime

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In Hong Kong in recent times, numerous people but in the main, high profile Police Officers, Judges, Government Officials and their family members have had their privacy rights violated when their personal information has been posted on the internet. This sort of thing has become known as 'doxxing' and can be very harmful to the victims. 

The current statutory regime under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance that seeks to punish the non-consensual disclosure of personal data have largely failed to criminalise these types of acts. In this note, we will consider the moves that the Hong Kong Government is taking to outlaw and stop such behaviour.

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