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2019.10.29 👤 The use of facial recognition technology by the police | 📹 CCTV surveillance in STP and Cyberport | 📝 Letter to Tim Cook | 🔎 Questions to Gov’t and the replies
2019-10-29

 

 

關注警方人臉識別技術 The use of facial recognition technology by the police | 科學園及數碼港的監控 CCTV surveillance in STP and Cyberport | 去信蘋果CEO Letter to Tim Cook | 跟進工作及政府回應 Questions to Gov’t and the replies

2019-10-29

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🗣️ 議會工作

要求警方交代使用人臉識別技術

近日有報導指出警方使⽤澳洲科技公司 iOmniscient 的人工智能技術至少 3 年,該公司技術可進行人臉識別及用行車記錄儀自動辨別⾞牌。我非常關注執法部門是否有大規模蒐集市民面孔資料,侵市民犯私隱。我於上週去信保安局局長,要求政府從速交代。(閱讀全文

跟進業界關注科學園及數碼港的監控詳情

近日有業界人士向我反映發現科學園區安裝了不少攝錄機,憂慮有關加強監控會為園區人士帶來私隱問題。為解答業界人士及市民對私隱保障的關注,我已向科學園及數碼港索取區內CCTV的資料,包括位置、鏡頭是否具自動追蹤和人臉人臉偵測功能、處理影像資料的政策等。(閱讀全文
 

當選立法會資訊委員會主席

我成功當選立法會資訊科技及廣播事務委員會的主席,我將繼續跟進業界所關注的議題,包括智慧城市規劃和項目的落實進展、各項創科資助的改善措施、創科人才培訓等。歡迎業界向我提出任何政策意見和建議。

 

要求美國蘋果公司捍衛表達自由

就應用程式 HKmap.live被蘋果公司從應用商店移除,我向蘋果公司CEO發信反駁App Store移除應用的理據,信中力陳用戶使用該應用程式的即時資訊,以避免受到警方濫用武力清場所傷害。我要求蘋果取消將程式下架之決定,不要因為害怕中國施加壓力而自我審查。我亦去信數位美國參議員及眾議員,答謝他們向蘋果公司及遊戲公司暴雪施壓,支持香港人的表達自由。

 

立法會質詢:移交逃犯的人權保障及警員執法事宜

早於今年6月我已就『送中』條例及6月11日晚上,警務人員在金鐘一帶對大批市民進行無理的截停及搜身進行質詢,但直至上週方有機會提出。就解決陳同佳案件,我表示香港政府絕不能置身事外,政府必須與台灣當局坐下商討安排而非隔空對話。

 跟進工作及政府回應

【政府回應】保安局:警務處的科技項目詳情

【政府回應】保安局:灣仔警察總部安裝直通深圳法院的網絡專線將會在跨境作供案完結後拆除

【政府回應】選管會:接獲16萬份意見書反對區議會引入確認書制度

【最新跟進】將軍澳-藍田隧道實施不停車繳費系統進度

✍🏻 文章分享

 

香港必須維持資訊和網絡自由

公共登記冊提供資料的仔細程度、提供方式可以探討,但政府不應為保護警察而草率地一刀切封殺所有查冊,令整個香港社會長遠承受惡果。(閱讀全文

 

港人抗強權 須續爭取國際支持

香港人已經明白到長遠保存國際平台的重要性,當中重要的是,抗爭者的行動意義不能被當權者操縱及扭曲,香港人面對強權的抗爭是全世界的事,我們必須把香港人團結一致、堅持不懈的故事讓全世界看得見,在國際社會延續。(閱讀全文

🗣️ Council works

 

Concerning the use of facial recognition technology by the police

Media reported that the Hong Kong Police has been using the AI technology from Sydney-based iOmniscient for at least three years, of which facial recognition and car plate identification tools are among the application, stirring privacy concerns. I sent a letter to the Security Bureau, urging for more information on the use of the AI technology by the Police.
 

CCTV surveillance in STP and Cyberport

In the wake of the surveillance concerns of citizens and people working in Hong Kong Science Park and Cyberport, I sent two letters subsequently to the management of the two respective organisations, requesting information of the CCTVs deployed, including the exact location, whether the CCTVs are equipped with auto-tracking and facial recognition technology, and also the policies on the handling of the video footage.

 

Elected Chairman of the Legco IT panel

In this last year of the current Legco session, I was elected as Chairman of the Legco’s Panel on Information Technology and Broadcasting. I will continue to pursue the issues and concerns of our sector, including the planning and work progress of the Smart City projects, government funding programmes on innovation and technology, measures to nurture more tech talents and more. I welcome more thoughts and policy proposals from the sector to carry out my policy works in Legco.
 

Urging Apple and other US companies to guard freedom of expression

The app ‘HKmap.live’ which was previously available on Apple App Store was removed by Apple. I sent an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook to argue that users of the app were merely sharing open location information to arrange their own transportation route and protect themselves from indiscriminate use of tear gas and other violent confrontations in the presence of the police. In another letter to a number of US senators and members of the Congress, I expressed my gratitude for their support to Hong Kong people fighting for freedom and democracy.
 

Council questions asked on extradition and police enforcement

Subject to the extradition bill and police misconduct, I have filed two Council questions earlier in June but were only answered by the government last week in Legco. In my oral question last Wednesday, I urged the government to negotiate with the Taiwan authority over the Chan Tong-kai case using direct channels and not just through press releases.

🏻Read the government’s reply on the “human rights protection and procedural safeguards in relation to surrender of fugitive offenders”

✍🏻 Recent Articles

 

Freedom to access information and Internet must be safeguarded

Shielding the public registers from the public is a major step backward for an open and transparent society like Hong Kong. The government should not impede public scrutiny just for the dubious purpose of protecting the police.

 

Gaining international support against a repressive regime

The people of Hong Kong must stick together and persevere with their cause because there is still a very long way to go before we can achieve our goals. (Read full article)


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