Hong Kong police quit posts at two city hospitals after complaining they were verbally abused over extradition bill arrests

Barrister Chris Ng Chung-luen, who also signed the petition, said the police misunderstood their power. He said the privacy exemption cited by the association was not exercised by the officers themselves, but by the hospitals. That means if hospital staff decline to pass on patients’ information to officers, police cannot force them to do so.

Five Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protesters were arrested at public hospitals whilst seeking treatment

Chris Ng, convener of the Progressive Lawyers’ Group, said the admissibility evidence gathered at hospitals may be challenged in court if it was gathered by police in an unlawful manner. But he said police may also point to evidence that was not gathered at hospitals.

《醫學界、衞生服務界、法律界聯合聲明 務請警員勿阻礙救護工作及 尊重病人私隱》Joint Statement by the Medical, Health Services and Legal sectors : Appealing for the police to avoid hindrance of medical treatment and to respect the privacy of patients

近日有傳媒指,有警員(包括便裝警員)在醫院管理局(「醫管局」)轄下醫院內搜證、巡邏,並向醫護人員索取病人個人資料。及後,醫管局亦證實有傷者在求醫期間遭警方拘捕。此事件對前線醫護人員造成壓力,並令傷病者不敢到公立醫院求醫,對公眾健康構成危險。

版權法律改革及網絡自由 (Internet freedom and copyright reform in HK)

日前法政匯思召集人蔡騏受邀到香港教育大學作客席講者,講解自2011年政府提出的版權法律改革,其對網絡、言論及表達自由的潛在影響,並向現場聽眾介紹網民可透過什麼程式較能保障個人私隱。

Facebook sees 212% increase in Hong Kong gov’t user information requests

Hong Kong government departments have submitted more user information requests to social media networks over the past three years, though there is a general decrease in the number of overall information requests, a report has showed.

Prying webcams used by artist to capture unsuspecting Hongkongers in controversial UK exhibition

Privacy experts have criticised a London artist for unfairly accessing peoples’ personal data after home devices were used without consent to collect images from inside homes