Enact upskirting law to plug loophole, Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission tells government

Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission has called on the government to enact new laws on voyeurism and upskirting to plug a legal loophole left open by a court ruling that a “one-size-fits-all” charge no longer applies to offenders who use their own devices.

Lawmakers and NGOs call for longer consultation on archives law and access to information regime

A coalition of lawmakers, activists and civil society groups have said that the ongoing consultation for two reform proposals – an archives law, and an access to information law – should be extended for another two months.

Public consultation on the two proposals began last December and was intended to last three months. However, the arrangement was criticised on Wednesday by lawmakers Charles Mok and Tanya Chan, along with the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA), the Archives Action Group (AAG) and the Progressive Lawyers Group.