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2019.7.18 📹 Smart lampposts | 👀 Social credit system | 💳 Regulation on virtual assets | ❌ Right to vote and to be elected
2019-07-17

 

智慧燈柱 Smart lampposts | 關注社會信用制度 Social credit system | 虛擬資產監管 Regulation on virtual assets | 反對確認書制度 Right to vote and to be elected

2019-07-17

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🗣️ 議會工作

『智慧燈柱』四圍影,政府如何妥善運用數據?

政府正推行『多功能智慧燈柱』試驗計劃,在全港4個市區裝設約400支智慧燈柱。首批安裝於觀塘及九龍灣的約50支燈柱已投入運作,下階段將擴展至油尖旺區。政府部門是否可隨意取用自智慧燈柱收集的數據,會否以『智慧』之名行監控之實?我7月10日去信政府資訊科技總監,索取智慧燈柱詳情和要求交代保障私隱的措施。資科辦昨日表示因應私隱關注,現階段只會啟動交通快拍、氣象資料及空氣數據功能,其餘的監察非法棄置廢物全景攝影機、運輸署的藍牙交通探測器、車牌收集功能暫不會啟動。(閱讀全文)

《廣東省大灣區三年行動計劃》—— 政府 6 大問題要解答

市民高度關注社會信用制度會否在港實施,雖然政制及內地事務局局長聶德權於網上澄清指社會信任體系絕對不會在香港實施,然而是否表示香港已被剔出《行動計劃》?《行動計劃》內提及有關香港方面的細節,政府將如何回應?我於7月9日去信當局,要求從速解答 6 大問題,回應市民關注。

閱讀信件:6大問題要解答!

✍️ 文章:社會信用侵犯人權 必須阻止

政府應如何監管虛擬資產交易?

由 39 個主要經濟體組成的財務行動特別組織(FATF)六月發表針對虛擬資產的最新監管指引,並在同月的 G20 會議上獲各國財長與央行首長表態支持。香港作為 FATF的成員,有必要跟隨國際步伐,共同打擊金融罪行。我去信財經事務及庫務局局長要求交代政府為配合新國際指引的工作計劃。(閱讀全文)

 

捍衛市民選舉及被選舉權

選舉管理委員會早前就修改『區議會選舉活動指引』發表公眾諮詢,建議修改的其中一項為是將『確認書』制度正式納入指引供選舉主任篩選區議會選舉的候選人。我提交意見書,反對政府作政治審查,侵犯候選人的表達自由。市民在《基本法》及《公民權利和政治權利國際公約》享有的言論自由、選舉及被選舉權不能被侵蝕。(閱讀全文)

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社會信用侵犯人權 必須阻止

為何香港推行社會信用評級的傳言會在短時間內引發龐大迴響?因為這個內地式監控系統無遠弗屆,比歐威爾的著名警世小說1984描繪的「老大哥」有過之而無不及。我們習慣的信用評分制度追蹤個人的財務狀況作出評分,但內地式信用評級卻把這個概念無限伸展到人的各種行為。(閱讀全文)

 

防止科技”起底“:自動人臉識別須監管

現在我們已習慣用臉孔解鎖手機,越來越多政府和企業將同樣技術應用到閉路電視系統和執法人員的隨身攝錄機。在香港機場離境、去澳門賭場、在內地學生上學,看演唱會、住公屋、甚至過馬路都隨時會被掃臉,應用已經無孔不入。(閱讀全文)

 

我們與假新聞的距離有多遠?

在資訊爆炸的年代,通訊群組總有人分享來歷不明的文章、新聞或影片,配上誇張標題和移花接木的內容。長輩不懂上網Fact Check,便容易誤以為真。怎樣求證和阻止假訊息蔓延?近年社交平台和討論區上不乏網軍身影,大量按讚、分享去推波助瀾,改變一般人的認知和看法。香港準備好對抗假訊息嗎?(閱讀全文)

📽️ 影片分享

 

同 ITVision 的May、浩華及Rick 討論了最近熱門的 #社會信用系統,part 2 我們會講 #人臉辨析監控。A chat with members from the ITVision on social credit system.

🗣️ Council works

 

Privacy concerns of the smart lampposts

With around 50 smart lampposts installed in Kwun Tong and Kai Tak Development Area, the government has deployed the first phase of the Multi-functional Smart Lampposts pilot scheme. The rest of the 350 lamp posts will be installed in phases in three other districts. I have issued a letter to the government earlier to ask for more details over privacy precautions and cross-departmental data transfer under the pilot scheme. The government announced yesterday that due to privacy concerns, three functions of the smart lampposts will be on hold until more consultations with the public.

 

Say no to social credit system

Although the government issued a statement to clarify that the Chinese social credit system will not be implemented in Hong Kong, details on whether the government will work with the Guangdong authority on the province’s three-year action-plan are still uncertain. I have pursued the matter with the government on July 9th, demanding for more disclosure about any discussion with mainland authorities on the Greater Bay Area plan.
 

FATF issued new regulatory guidelines on virtual asset trading

In response to the increasing use of virtual assets for money laundering and terrorist financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued new international standards in June for the application of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing requirements on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers. As a member of the FATF, Hong Kong should comply with the international standards and combat financial crimes. In my letter to the government on July 12th, I requested for the government’s policy plan in implementing the new international standards and regulatory changes.
 

Safeguarding the rights to vote and to be elected

The Electoral Affairs Commission has drawn huge public outcry in its latest proposal to change the guidelines of the District Council election, in which it seeks to implement the much criticised Confirmation Form practice. Voicing my strong opposition to the proposed changes, my submission to the Commission this month argued that the rights to vote and to be elected are guaranteed under the Basic Law and in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Political screening to deter freedom of speech and expression, as well as the right to stand in elections, must be prohibited in Hong Kong.

✍🏻 Recent Articles

 

Social credit system: an erosion of human rights

Fears that Hong Kong will implement the social credit system have stirred up great concerns in the city. Bringing the vicious system here will push Hong Kong into an Orwellian state. In China, the system already extends its scope to cover all behaviors and even financial status of the citizens. We must remain vigilant in guarding our freedom and rights.

 

Automated facial recognition must be kept in check

More and more governments and companies are adopting facial recognition technology in their surveillance systems. Already our faces are captured at the airports, schools, concerts, roads and public housing in Hong Kong and China. How can we protect our personal privacy?

 

The war on fake news

There is an information explosion as messaging apps and social media platforms are used intensively in daily communication. It is not uncommon that we found people sharing news, videos and other information without credible sources. Lacking proper fact checking will skew public opinions and lead people into believing wrong information which the consequences are profound. Is Hong Kong ready to take on fake news, and how?


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莫乃光立法會議員(資訊科技界) 辦事處 
地址:香港中區立法會道1號立法會綜合大樓917室
電話: (852) 2352 3129

​Office of the Hon Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (IT)
Address: Room 917, Legislative Council Complex, 1 Legislative Council Road,
Central, Hong Kong
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