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Privacy chief following up on 'doxxing' of reporter

2020-01-20 HKT 00:18
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  • Privacy Commissioner Stephen Wong said he will follow up the alleged doxxing case with the police. File photo: RTHK
    Privacy Commissioner Stephen Wong said he will follow up the alleged doxxing case with the police. File photo: RTHK
Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog said it’s following up on reports that a police officer held a reporter’s identity card in front of a camera in Admiralty on Sunday afternoon, shortly before a rally was held nearby at Chater Garden.

Reports say the reporter was among a group of people stopped for identity checks outside the High Court at around 2pm, when the identity document was held up for the camera.

The incident appears to be similar to a previous case, where a Stand News reporter’s ID card was held up in front of his own live-streaming camera on December 20 during a protest at the Mega Mall in Tai Po.

The Privacy Commissioner, Stephen Wong, released a statement ‘noting’ video and media reports of the incident, and added that he would follow up on the latest incident with the police.

He added that an investigation into the previous complaint relating to the incident at Tai Po Mall is already underway, and pledged to follow up and enforce the law “in a fair and impartial manner, without fear or favour.”