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[Hong Kong version of the national security law] British media: Science and technology enterprises may secretly hand over Hong Kong user data to China

2020-10-01T03:08:58.781Z

The British "Guardian" quoted a U.S. state service official on September 30 as saying that some technology companies in Hong Kong may be secretly handing over the sensitive personal data of Hong Kong users to the Chinese authorities, but due to legal restrictions on their relationship, they



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2020-10-01 10:54

Last update date: 2020-10-01 10:58

The British "Guardian" quoted a US state service official on September 30 as saying that some Hong Kong technology companies may secretly hand over sensitive personal data of Hong Kong users to the Chinese authorities, but due to legal restrictions on the relationship, they cannot disclose the relevant secrets.

The picture shows a ship in Hong Kong decorated with large posters supporting the establishment of the National Security Law of the Port District on July 1.

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The report quoted the U.S. state service official as pointing out that, according to the Minato National Security Act, the government can require technology companies to provide users with sensitive personal information if they consider it a threat to national security.

Although some social media and technology companies, such as Facebook and Google, after the implementation of the Hong Kong National Security Law, have stated that they have suspended their cooperation with the Hong Kong government in relevant areas, there are still loopholes.

The official pointed out that the loophole lies in the restrictions of the Hong Kong government, which made them "unable to disclose the actual situation." It would be illegal if a public company provided sensitive information to the authorities.

This means that even if the company is disclosing sensitive personal information to the authorities, it cannot truthfully disclose the situation.

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Facebook and Google did not respond to the statement, while Microsoft pointed out that they are reviewing the content of the new regulations.

Microsoft stated that they have received fewer requests from the Hong Kong authorities and have suspended responding to these requests while reviewing the law.

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