Proposal to restrict access to information in Hong Kong company registry sets alarm bells ringing for journalist groups

Mar 29, 2021 | INVESTING

Public access to the personal information of company directors will be restricted under a government proposal to enhance privacy protection, raising fears among media groups that press freedom in Hong Kong will be undermined.The proposal, outlined in a Legislative Council paper, seeks to prevent people from accessing the personal particulars of company directors amid “increasing public awareness of the need to protect personal data”. But the city’s largest journalists’ association on Monday…

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