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Hong Kong begins talks on controversial ‘anti-doxxing’ privacy bill

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s legislature, which has no opposition party, begins discussions on Wednesday on privacy laws tackling “doxxing behaviour” that some technology giants fear are so broad and vague that they could hamper operations in the city. Critics of the legislation, including human rights and tech industry groups, say the measures could be used to protect those in power and target civil society. Supporters say the legislation was long overdue to counter a problem festering since the city’s 2019 mass pro-democracy protests. Doxxing – publicly releasing private or identifying …

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