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2019.4.17 ⚠️ Concerns on missing voter registry | 🔎 Calling for review on computer crime law | 🎵 Concerns on the national anthem bill | 📡 5G spectrum auction | 💰 Seminar on R&D tax incentive | 📲 Regulatory concerns on virtual asset trading platforms
2019-04-17

 

 

關注選民資料再次遺失 Concerns on missing voter registry |  檢討電腦罪行 Calling for review on computer crime law | 跟進國歌法 Concerns on the national anthem bill | 5G頻譜拍賣 5G spectrum auction | 科研扣稅 Seminar on R&D tax incentive | 虛擬貨幣交易平台監管 Regulatory concerns on virtual asset trading platforms

2019-04-17

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🗣️ 議會工作

 

高度關注選舉處再次遺失選民資料

就選舉事務處再度被揭發遺失選民個人資料,並隱瞞事件超過兩年,我隨即去信私隱專員公署及申訴專員公署促調查,同時要求立法會召開特別會議討論。今次遺失的選民登記冊恰好是廉署調查IT界種票案的證據之一,我高度關注當中是否有人企圖毀滅證據,敦促警方必須嚴肅調查,不能讓涉事者推卸責任蒙混過關,以維護選舉公平公正。

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要求政府盡快全面檢討電腦罪行

終審法院早前就《刑事罪行條例》第161條「不誠實取用電腦罪」確立立法原意及釐清「取用」定義不包括使用自己的電腦。我早在十年前已要求政府檢討條文的適用範圍,除了多次提出議會質詢,更先後於2014年發起網上聯署並促請停止濫用第161,以及在2015年2月在立法會動議議員議案要求檢討條文,但政府當局卻完全漠視至今。我已去信政府及立法會相關的政策委員會促進快討論檢討工作。

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(2015年回帶)莫乃光:不誠實取用電腦被濫用成“萬能KEY”

 

 

推動政府加快5G發展

政府表示今年七至八月開始拍賣3.3、3.5及4.9吉赫頻帶共380兆赫的頻譜,以供發展5G流動網絡和服務。然而相關步伐嚴重落後於南韓和日本等地方,我早前在立法會提出質詢,要求政府交代時間表。( 閱讀全文

 

繼續跟進國歌法問題

我早前就審議國歌法條例提交問題,然而政府答覆內容未能就涵蓋範疇、執法及搜證政策向市民釋除疑慮,因此我再次去信要求當局就條例適用的地域性及搜證程序作解釋。
 

舉辦超級扣稅研討會

為了協助從事科研的機構和人士進一步了解科研扣稅詳情,我本週舉行研討會,邀請稅務局及創新創新科技署代表向業界簡介和解答疑問。
 

會面證監會:討論虛擬貨幣交易平台監管

證監會去年11月就虛擬資產推出新監管方針,當中包括利用沙盒制度探討是否對虛擬資產交易平台作出規管。我本月初協助從事虛擬資產交易平台的業界人士和金融科技界約見證監會,討論沙盒制度的運作,證監會表示今年稍後將會就監管沙盒發出指引。
 

關注年輕人在使用手機及瀏覽社交媒體的自制能力

由於兒童和青少年長時間使用手機和瀏覽社交媒體可能影響他們的作息規律、身心健康和人際關係,而他們亦有較大機會遇到網絡詐騙和欺凌,以及接觸到不良及虛假資訊,我關注到政府會否增撥資源協助年輕人加強在使用手機和瀏覽社交媒體方面的自制能力。( 閱讀全文
 

政府回覆議員就開支預算提出之問題

每年我就政府在推動和應用創新科技的開支預算提出一系列問題,議題涵蓋政府多個局及部門,如檢討過時法例的工作進度、政府利用T合約聘請IT人的詳情、各個創新科技基金/資助的撥款及獲批詳情等。(閱讀全文

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選舉冊遺失 恐令種票者逍遙法外

選舉處一再遺失大批選民個人資料,該處的內部管理和監督絕對是嚴重的行政失當,當局追查偉盈選區選民登記冊「被遺失」之外,必須通盤檢視其他選舉資料的情況,若有其他選舉或選區的登記冊「遺失」,問題或更加嚴重。( 閱讀全文

 

逃犯條例修訂:誰辜負港人?

香港人距離「被消失」、「被電視認罪」的日子還有多遠?特區政府不顧所有反對聲音,堅持聲稱為處理台灣殺人案修訂法例,把內地納入移交逃犯適用範圍,明修棧道,暗渡陳倉,帶來的衝擊比23條立法更直接,勢將破壞港人自由的最後防線,更嚴重影響香港的國際形象、外國企業和投資者的信心。( 閱讀全文

 

開放交通實時資料值得鼓勵

專營巴士作為每日乘客量第二大的公共交通方式,市民期望巴士服務更可靠和準時,並獲得更佳的交通資訊方便規劃行程。然而,目前市民若要知道不同交通工具何時到站選擇出行路線,仍須依賴不同公共交通營運商的程式,而未能一站式全面掌握實時到站時間。( 閱讀全文

 

科技教育參差不齊 政府責無旁貸

隨時代進步,我們的下一代能否掌握數碼技能,將成為日後維持競爭力的關鍵,教育局有責任主動及積極在學制和課程方面,回應STEM教育的重要性愈發提高的事實,並向學校提供更全面及完善的支援。( 閱讀全文

🗣️Council works

 

Grave concerns over missing voter registry incident

The Registration and Electoral Office was found to have lost voters’ private data the second time. Not only was the disclosure of the incident withheld for over two years, this issue is also a potential case of obstruction to justice as ICAC might need to rely on the missing voter registry to probe into corruption cases in the 2016 Legco election. I have written to the Privacy Commissioner and the Ombudsman calling for investigations and also urged the government to provide more details on the incident.
 

Urging for full review on computer crime law

The Court of Final Appeal has earlier issued a ruling to limit the scope of the Section 161 of the Crimes Ordinance – “Access to a computer with criminal or dishonest intent”. For more than a decade, I have repeatedly called for a review of the law and for the authority to stop using it as a catch-all tool for prosecution, including initiating an online petition in 2014 and raising a member’s motion in Legco in 2015 February. After years of advocate, I welcomed the court’s judgement which will hopefully prompt the government to review the computer crime law. ( Read my response)
 

Fostering the 5G development in Hong Kong

Auctions of spectrum in the 3.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 4.9 GHz bands were previously expected to begin in July, and 5G services in Hong Kong can then be launched in the latter half of 2021 at the earliest, which is already falling behind South Korea, Japan and other competing regions. In my recent Council question, I asked the government to provide timetable of spectrum auction and details of other supports for 5G deployment. ( Read more)
 

Pressing the government to clarify on the national anthem law

The government replied to my previous letters on the uncertainty related to the online aspects of the proposed national anthem law. However, it has failed to address my questions concerning the enforcement, evidence collection procedures and more. To follow up on the unanswered concerns, I have once again submitted a letter to the government to press for answers.
 

Seminar on R&D tax incentive

To help R&D institutions and companies involving in R&D gain more understanding on the tax breaks implemented by the government, I have organised a briefing session and invited representatives from the Inland Revenue Department and Innovation and Technology Commission to discuss with the R&D sector.
 

Meeting with SFC on regulating virtual asset trading platform

SFC has set out a regulatory approach for virtual assets in 2018 November, including for virtual asset trading platform operators to trial under the Regulatory Sandbox. To help the Fintech community and platform operators gain a better understanding over the regulatory regime and for them to channel their thoughts to the authority, I arranged a meeting with SFC this month to discuss with concerned parties. SFC revealed that further guidelines will be issued later this year.
 

Assisting children to exercise self-control in using mobile phones and browsing social media

According to studies, prolonged use of mobile phones and browsing social media by children and youths may affect their work and rest routines, physical and mental health as well as interpersonal relationships, and they also may have a higher chance of encountering cyber frauds and bullying as well as being exposed to harmful and false information. In this regard, I questioned the government if more resources will be given to help young people learn to exercise self-control. ( Read more)
 

Government answered questions on the 2019-10 Budget

Every year I submitted a list of questions on the government’s Budget, pursuing the details and progress of various policies and funding on innovation and technology, including the review of outdated regulations, usage of the T-contract in hiring IT staff, the funding details of various subsidy programmes and more. ( Read more)

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Missing voter registry might lead to evidence loss in election corruption cases

In yet another incident of voters’ data loss by the Registration and Electoral Office, apart from maladministration that we should hold the Office accountable, a comprehensive audit of documents containing voters’ information is also necessary to ensure that no other documents or data were gone missing.

 

Claims that the Extradition Bill will plug loopholes misleading

The government insisted on pushing forward with the proposed extradition bill despite public outcries and warnings made by the legal sector. It is expected the influence of this bill may be even far more direct and significant than to the legislation of Article 23. Extending the reach of mainland authorities to Hong Kong, this will breach the last defense of our freedom and will affect Hong Kong’s reputation worldwide.

 

A step forward on opening up real-time transportation data

Hong Kong citizens rely on various public transport tools to commute. Yet, we are still deprived of a one-stop source that includes the real-time transport data as public transport companies have refused to open their data. However, a recent improvement was made as two bus companies announced that they will soon open their real-time data to the public.

 

Enhancing tech education in Hong Kong is important

Competency in digital skills will determine the competitiveness of our next generation. The Education Bureau should formulate a STEM curriculum with such focus and provide to schools with more and better resources and support.


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