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Hong Kong's privacy regulator to have broad powers under proposed anti-doxxing law

By Xu Yuan
  • 15 Jul 2021 23:33
  • 15 Jul 2021 23:33
Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner will be given expansive powers to carry out criminal investigations into alleged doxxing behavior under the city’s draft anti-doxxing law, such as making arrests and accessing mobile phones without a court warrant.
The Hong Kong government today published in its gazette draft amendments to the Personal

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent

Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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