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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



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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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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)



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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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