Facebook Refused All 202 Hong Kong Gov’t user Data Requests Since Onset Of Security Law

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            The newest figures positioned Hong Kong amongst Sri Lanka, Russia, Iraq and Malawi for knowledge refusals        

                    by Selina Cheng10:18, 8 June 202115:42, 8 June 2021            


Social media big Fb has refused all 202 Hong Kong authorities requests for consumer knowledge it obtained within the six months after Hong Kong enacted the nationwide safety legislation final June.

File picture: Tom Grundy/HKFP.Fb obtained 201 authorized course of requests and one emergency disclosure request from Hong Kong authorities for consumer knowledge from 223 consumer accounts between July and December 2020. It complied with none of them, the corporate’s newest transparency report confirmed. 

Through the second half of final yr, Fb obtained consumer info requests from the governments of 21 different international locations that it didn't adjust to, the corporate’s knowledge confirmed. Amongst them had been Sri Lanka, Russia, Iraq and Malawi.

Fb’s knowledge consists of requests made in relation to Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Occulus, the transparency report stated.

When requested by HKFP if Fb’s non-compliance may violate the town’s legal guidelines, a police spokesperson stated they “would request info from related people and organisations when it's wanted for its crime investigations.”

Fb transparency knowledge on Hong Kong. Picture: Fb screenshot.

Beforehand, Fb produced some consumer knowledge in response to about 63 Hong Kong authorities requests it obtained within the first half of 2020, placing its compliance fee at 24 per cent,

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