Covert surveillance panel formed in HK – People’s Daily

From The People’s Daily:

Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang on Wednesday appointed Justice Woo Kwok-hing as Commissioner of Interception of Communications

, and Justices Pang Kin-kee, Suffiad Azizul Rahman and Andrew Chung as panel judges.

Justice Pang will also succeed Justice Woo as Electoral Affairs Commission Chairman.

Under the newly enacted Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance which becomes effective as of Wednesday, three to six panel judges must consider applications for authorizations of interception and Type 1 surveillance and for device-retrieval warrants.

The new ordinance offers a comprehensive statutory framework for regulating the carrying out of interception and covert surveillance by law-enforcement departments. [Full Text]

Read a previous post about the surveillance bill.

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