【引渡惡法】警疑濫用私隱例拘捕網民 大律師批製造寒蟬效應

反送中小店的店主周三突然被警方搜屋及拘捕,警方指他在網上公開警員個人資料,涉嫌違反《個人資料(私隱)條例》(《條例》)第64條「披露未經資料使用者同意而取得的個人資料罪」。不過,有熟悉私隱法的大律師認為,第64條的立法原意並非處理網民起底,質疑警方為何不引用另一條較適合的條文將案件交由私隱公署調查,批評警方現時是濫用法例製造寒蟬效應。

Hong Kong’s digital battle: tech that helped protesters now used against them

In early June, Ivan Ip, 22, joined a public chat group on Telegram called “Parade 69”, named for a mass demonstration planned in central Hong Kong to protest a bill allowing for the transfer of suspects from the city to China. According to Ip, an administrator of the group of more than 30,000 people, they discussed things like bringing sunscreen, water, and umbrellas to block the sun or rain.

法政匯思出席芝加哥反送中集會 (Progressive Lawyers Group at Chicago Anti-extradition Rally)

法政匯思前召集人蔡騏於芝加哥參與反送中集會。(Progressive Lawyers Group's Ex-convenor Craig Choy attended an anti-extradition rally in Chicago in support of the protests in Hong Kong).

Panel discussion: Fighting the good fight in defence of Hong Kong’s rule of law

Our members Craig Choy and Senia Ng, and academic Benson Wong attended a lively panel discussion at HKU on Tuesday to discuss what civil society and academia can do to slow down or reverse the regressing rule of law in Hong Kong. Convenor Jason Ng moderated the discussion.

Hong Kong Moves to Make Disrespecting Chinese Anthem a Crime

“I can understand if China used Annex III to enact nationwide laws to protect national security,” said Craig Choy, a convener of the Progressive Lawyers’ Group. “But is a national anthem law really a matter of PRC or Hong Kong’s national security? I don’t think so.”

【國泰洩私隱】國泰不提賠償措施 律師︰有實際金錢損失較易索償

國泰航空事發7個月後才通報940萬名乘客資料外洩,就會否向所有受影響乘客賠償,國泰高層在立法會聯席會議上表示,因事件有經濟損失的乘客可與國泰聯絡賠償事宜,惟始終無交代有關賠償措施及金額。律師梁永鏗表示,如因為個人資料外洩,導致信用卡被盜用等,造成實際金錢損失,索償理據較強;如只是因資料外洩引起精神壓力,較有難度。

【網上論壇】歐盟可就個資外洩處分國泰嗎?(法政匯思召集人 蔡騏)

國泰洩漏940萬人資料事件引起公眾討論國泰是否會因此而受到歐盟《通用數據保護條例》巨額罰款。該條例之所以令全球跨國企業聞風喪膽,不單因其巨額罰款,還因其超越歐盟司法域區外的強大效力。

【冇得唱E神?】Neway被裁定侵權 七天內須刪除環球唱片全部K歌

譚詠麟、張學友、陳奕迅及陳慧琳等歌星所屬的環球唱片,不滿卡拉OK連鎖集團Neway使用翻版K歌錄像,去年入稟高等法院索償,並要求下令Neway刪歌。高等法院今午頒下判詞,裁定環球勝訴,下令Neway須於7天內刪歌,並支付懲罰性訟費。記者發現,Neway仍有環球的歌手選項,但他們的MV大多是別人唱的版本,如張學友的《吻別》是劉德華版、《頭髮亂了》則是吳浩康唱。

國泰乘客資料外洩 有法律界指若證明有損失可追討賠償

國泰及港龍航空近千萬乘客資料外洩事件。有法律界人士表示,市民只要證明到身心和實際有損失,可經民事途徑追討賠償。

Cathay Pacific data leak: British-based law firm urges passengers to seek damages through group legal action overseas

A British-based law firm is planning to seek compensation for Cathay Pacific Airways passengers through a collective legal action overseas following the carrier’s massive data leak, but Hong Kong lawyers have warned this may not be easy for local customers.

Interview with Hong Kong International Business Channel

Progressive Lawyers Group Convenor Craig Choy joined Talk The Walk hosted by Harminder Singh of the Hong Kong International Business Channel this week to discuss a series of legal and political issues. 

“Für die Demokratie kämpfen”

Craig Choy of Progressive Lawyers Group told Tagesschau (a German television news service) that rule of law in Hong Kong is still fairly satisfactory but we are facing threats from all front, from the pro-government establishment to Chinese government. That is why we must defend the rule of law.

【國歌法】團體改編演奏促以白紙草案真正諮詢 遭警全程錄影

多個要求政府撤回國歌法現時建議文件的團體,包括香港音樂導師工會、香港藝術家工會、法政匯思、社民連、人民力量等近10名成員,今日在立法會外集會,要求政府立即撤回國歌法現有建議文件,改以白紙草案方式展開真正的公眾諮詢。香港音樂導師工會代表即場用行為藝術方式,演奏改編版的國歌,指一旦國歌法立法,演奏有關樂譜將變成犯法,其間有便衣警員一直用手機記錄演奏過程,立法會保安亦在示威區加設鐵鏈。

Hong Kong children expose their identities, thoughts and flesh to millions of strangers on popular iPhone app Tik Tok, Post finds

Hundreds of Hong Kong children, some as young as nine, are exposing their identities, innermost thoughts and even flesh to millions of strangers on the world’s most popular iPhone app, an investigation by the Post has found.

【網上論壇】被遺棄的英國海外國民 (法政匯思召集人 蔡騏)

最近《壹週刊》專訪了一名「現代武士」聲稱「英國政府大致同意給予香港人居留權」、「英國國會議員有共識,對於港人用BNO長居當地隻眼開隻眼閉」及又指「雖然外國關卡不至無掩雞籠直行直過……大家用BNO進入歐盟沒有難度。」。作為英國國民(海外)的香港人應正確了解這身份賦予你的權利。

隔牆有耳: 法政廚房 男神睇得又食得

法政匯思上周六同傳媒茶敍,同時亦係一班法政男神表演廚藝嘅好時機。咪以為佢哋浪得虛名,好似召集人吳宗鑾Chris咁,原來以前喺餐館做過,由廚房到樓面、水吧都難唔到佢,佢即場炮製一味看似平平無奇嘅蒜香芝士麵包,當佢由焗爐拎啲包出嚟後,瞬間已經被掃清,可見幾咁受歡迎。

Push to give animal-cruelty laws more teeth

Animal groups have renewed calls to update laws and establish an animal police unit after the death of a dog, which had been rescued just days before it died.

So far 50,000 people have signed an online petition pressing for better animal protection, lawmaker Roy Kwong Chun-yu said.

Call to protect Hong Kong’s animals after spate of poisonings and dog thrown from rooftop

Animal-lovers in Hong Kong have demanded the government crack down on animal cruelty with new laws and a dedicated police squad to deal with abusers, after at least 13 dogs were poisoned in just over a week, 12 of them fatally.

More than 50,000 people signed a legislator’s petition for action after the spate of deaths, and the case of a dog killed by being thrown from the roof of a high-rise building.

Former Bar Association head: Members will unite behind new chair Philip Dykes to face challenges

The Progressive Lawyers Group’s Craig Choy told HKFP that he was very happy about the outcome of the election as he had supported Dykes’ list, and five of the six members won seats.

Asked about his expectations towards Dykes, Choy said that he hoped he could continue to be vocal on behalf of the Bar Association: “I’ll be content if he can respond to society’s expectations and the wishes of the public. The upcoming year is especially critical because of the three major issues — the national anthem law, Article 23 [of the Basic Law] and other matters relating to the co-location arrangement.”

【國歌法殺到】中港法制存異 法政匯思憂人大再釋法

《國歌法》本地立法在即,法政匯思發言人蔡騏指出,中港兩地法制存在差異,對於法律字眼的理解亦有不同。內地就國歌法就不尊重國歌行為條文的演繹,可能與香港出現不同理解。就如立法會議員宣誓案中,兩地對莊嚴一詞的理解差異,引發人大主動釋法,6名議員因而喪失資格。日後本港國歌法的條文想法會否有機會引發釋法,令人擔憂。