Social Platforms threatens to withdraw their services from Hong Kong


Hong Kong introduced a privacy law to implement protection of personal information from various social platforms on Tuesday. The proposed new law was due to doxxing, i.e someone's private information made public without permission from the source.

However, the Asian Iternet Coalition, AIC reacted to the letter from Hong Kong's data protection Commissioner, Ada Chung Lai-ling, AIC condemned the implementation of such laws and was against the prohibition of local employees publishing private contents of overseas based companies on their various social platforms.

The implementation of data protection was due to the publication of police officers and public figures data without any permission taken.

Hence, AIC disclosed Twitter, Facebook, Google would likely withdraw their services to prevent unnecessary sanctioning against their platforms operations, though they aren't against doxxing but such implementation must be established on the principles of necessity and proportionality.

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