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2020.5.13 📝 D-Biz programme and wage subsidy | 💰Subsidy Scheme for Encouraging Early Deployment of 5G | 👥 Privacy issues with online learning tools
2020-05-13

 

 

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2020-5-13

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政府 50%工資津貼 5月25日開始接受申請 | 50% wage subsidy scheme open for application on May 25th

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遙距營商計劃必須公平透明

政府在第二輪防疫抗疫基金下推出5億元的「遙距營商計劃」(D-Biz),這幾個星期筆者收到大量業界人士關注計劃的推行是否公平和透明,所有供應商是否同一起跑線競爭?政府和推行計劃的生產力促進局宜格外留意。(閱讀全文)


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『鼓勵及早使用5G技術資助計劃』開放申請

政府透過第二輪『防疫抗疫基金』推出『鼓勵及早使用5G技術資助計劃』,計劃總額六千萬元,將以『先到先得』形式發放資助直到總額耗盡為止。計劃下,政府將資助獲批項目中與使用5G技術直接相關的實際開支的50%,上限為50萬元,預計約100個合資格項目將會受惠。計劃申請日期由2020年5月5日起至2020年11月30日。(閱讀詳情)

警方提出網上移除資料要求按年大增21倍

一如過往七年,我繼續要求政府交代各部門去年要求ICT公司提供用戶資料和移除網上內容的情況。從政府今年答覆我的書面提問中,發現政府去年向資訊通訊科技公司提出共5,517次披露資料要求,及4,420次移除資料要求。其中警務處提出要求用戶資料次數冠絕全政府,上半年和下半年分別提出2,181次及3,144次披露資料要求;要求移除資料方面,警方上半年提出180次,下半年提出3,995次,增幅高達21倍。(閱讀全文)

創新科技署交代研發資助申請被拒數字

截止2020年3月底,『研究員計劃』及『博士專才庫』共批出5,823宗申請,當中『研究員計劃』佔4,859宗。在過去一年,共2宗申請被拒,均為科學園及數碼港的租戶。(閱讀全文)

關注視像會議軟件的私隱問題

私隱專員早前發出『私隱公署提供在疫情期間保障兒童私隱指引』及『Zoom 的資料保安事故』兩份新聞稿,指出視像會議軟件及網上教學工具可收集大量學⽣的個人資料, 若缺乏妥善處理個人資料的措施,會增加個人資料被濫用或外洩的風險,甚或遭黑客入侵及用作其他非法活動。我去信教育局提出關注,獲回應指出政府已提醒學校採取適當的保安措施。(閱讀全文)

跟進外國記者被拒入港事件

今年三月,中國外交部發出聲明,要求三間美國媒體機構的記者交還記者證,並且今後不得在中國,包括香港及澳門從事記者工作,我關注到有關涉及香港的決定違反《基本法》第二十七條下賦予的新聞及言論自由。我近期於議會內提出質詢,要求政府交代過往拒絕外國記者的數字及資料。(閱讀全文)

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銅芯口罩風波證明必須開誠布公

社會對於私相授受、官商勾結的戒心只會增加,官員或以為隱瞞詳情可以減少問題或質疑,但這種心態已經一次又一次被證明是絕對錯誤的。政府必須汲取教訓,用公平公開公正的方法處理,並第一時間和盤托出,否則再去找多少個公關高手也不能避免災難再發生。(閱讀全文)

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5G Subsidy Scheme open for application

The government earlier launched the Subsidy Scheme for Encouraging Early Deployment of 5G under the second round of the Anti-epidemic Fund. Successful applicants will receive a subsidy amounting to 50% of the actual cost directly relevant to the deployment of 5G technology, subject to a cap of $500,000. The scheme is now open for application until 30 November 2020 under first come first served basis. (Read more)

 

4000 removal requests made by the Police last year

Every year in the past seven years, I have asked the government to disclose the yearly figures regarding the requests made to ICT companies to disclose and remove information. In my latest Council question this month, it was revealed that in the second half of 2019, the Police made 3,995 removal requests, almost 21 times more than in the first half of 2019. (Read more)

 

Data on Researcher Programme and Postdoctoral Hub

Responding to my recent letter, the Innovation and Technology Commission disclosed that the Researcher Programme and Postdoctoral Hub have so far approved 5,823 applications, of which the Researcher Programme accounts for 4,859. In the past year, only two applications from tenants in the Science Park and Cyberport were denied.

 

Urging schools to step up privacy protection

During the class suspension period, schools have conducted online teaching through video conferencing apps. However, privacy issues concerning Zoom were revealed, which the company later claimed to have rectified. Such matters require our vigilance. I have written to the Education Bureau to highlight the privacy concerns. The Bureau replied that it had issued alerts and security measures to schools.

 

Guarding press freedom

The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s decision to banish foreign journalists from China in March and even prohibited them from working in Hong Kong threatened Hong Kong’s press freedom under the principle of One Country, Two Systems. I raised a Council question in late April to demand figures on foreign journalists that were denied entry to stay and work in Hong Kong. (Read more)

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Delivery of CuMasks prompted transparency problems

The latest saga concerning free mask delivery by the government was yet another example of the government’s lack of openness and transparency. By issuing limited information to avoid public scrutiny, the decision proved to be ill-judged. The only way for a responsible government is to be open, fair and transparent, this is another expensive lesson for the government.

Enhancing transparency for the D-Biz Programme

The Distance Business Programme (D-Biz) is being launched. However, many from the ICT industry are concerned about the transparency and fairness of the programme and whether all service providers are competing on the same level playing field. Again, openness and transparency hold the keys.

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