World Insights | Doxing threatens basic human rights, HK bill 'timely and necessary'
The Hong Kong government on last Friday (July 16) gazetted the amendment bill that aims to combat doxing acts that are intrusive to personal data privacy. According to government statistics, more than 5,700 doxing-related complaints were received between June 2019 and April 2021. Nixie Lam, former HK district councillor, was among the victims, who will also share her experience with us in the discussion.
This long-awaited amendment criminalizes doxing acts and strengthens enforcement against doxing cases, which is of crucial importance in terms of personal data protection. However, a letter by big tech to HK government was misinterpreted by some Western media, saying that those tech companies "would leave HK" after the changes.
Why are some Western media trying to twist the fact? Is the law amendment necessary? What exactly is doxing and how do foreign countries combat this act? This time, DotDotNews invites Angelo, Barrie, Laura and Nixie to discuss the issue. Watch the video now for their insights!