Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Stephen Kai-yi Wong called a 75-fold year-on-year increase in "doxing" complaints "alarming" as he introduced measures to curb cyberbullying and data leaks in the new year, the South China Morning Post reports. Doxing complaints rose from 57 in 2018 to 4,370 by the end of 2019. As of 10 Jan., Wong referred 1,402 cases to police for further investigation and prosecution, and eight arrests have been made. The government has proposed independent investigative and prosecutorial powers separate from police, the ability to force social media platforms to remove doxing content, and strengthening the Personal Data Ordinance to enable direct fines to violators.
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