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Hong Kong Transparency at Bay: New Privacy Law Will Breed Corruption Warns Journalists’ Union

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) steps up its campaign to stop a change in the law that will restrict information on company directors available to the public.

It has taken out a full-page advertisement in the South China Morning Post and similar ads in other newspapers warning “secrecy breeds corruption” and listing the names of the 1,700 media workers and students who have signed a petition against the new restrictions – a record-breaking number for the union.

The move came after the government said yesterday it was consulting the Privacy Commission over its proposed change to the Companies Ordinance.

Source:  South China Morning Post

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