Hong Kong blocks public access to private company information

Public access to currently openly available private information of company directors listed in Hong Kong’s Companies’ Registry is to be restricted with immediate effect, the city’s government has announced. As of Monday, companies already listed in the registry will be allowed to block public access to the residential addresses of directors and company secretaries and their full identification numbers, while newly registered firms will be able to withhold the information from day one of being listed in the registry. Officials from the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau have described t…

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