How Does H.K. Security Law Affect Citizens’ Privacy?

Jul.08 — Ray Walsh, digital privacy expert at ProPrivacy, looks at how the new security law China imposed on Hong Kong would affect privacy of the citizens and the implications for U.S. technology companies. Google, Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Twitter Inc. won’t process user data requests from the Hong Kong government amid concerns that the law could criminalize protests. Walsh speaks with Shery Ahn and Haidi Stroud-Watts on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”

In This Story: China

China is the third largest country in the world by area and the largest country in the world by population. Properly known as the People’s Republic of China, the political territory of the country includes the former nations of Tibet and Hong Kong. The capital is Beijing.

7 Recent Items: China

  • Chinese investments in Europe fuel debate over dependency on China | DW News
  • Into The Grey Zone: Episode 7
  • Armed police get Rollerblades in Pakistan for mission to fight street crime in Karachi
  • Invitation sent to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Xinjiang: MOFA
  • MOFCOM: China to further boost foreign trade
  • What Hong Kong’s 2021-22 budget means for residents of the city
  • Trade Needs Reciprocity: MEP Simon on EU Trade Strategy
  • In This Story: Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

    Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.

    3 Recent Items: Hong Kong

  • Invitation sent to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Xinjiang: MOFA
  • What Hong Kong’s 2021-22 budget means for residents of the city
  • Closing the Boardroom Gender Gap
  • Leave a Comment