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Hong Kong shrugs off Big Tech's concerns about anti-doxxing law

Lawmakers scheduled to hold first vote on bill on Wednesday

The authorities have cited "doxxing" of police officers and their families as justification for the new law.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- A data protection bill that has raised alarm with Facebook, Twitter and other global internet platforms looks set to be endorsed by Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Wednesday.

The bill is targeted at "doxxing" -- the act of putting others' personal information online so that they can be harassed. This was a widespread practice among some activists on both sides of the political divide during the city's 2019 anti-government protests.

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