Hong Kong plans to reduce transparency of electoral roll

Only the first character of an individual voter’s name and the full residential address will appear in future electoral rolls, the Hong Kong government has proposed. The electoral register would also only be accessible to reporters from government-registered media, political parties, and election candidates with valid nominations. “Such limited inspection will help prevent mala fide persons from misusing the electors’ particulars on the Registers, thus advancing the Privacy Protection Aim,” the Improving Electoral System Bill 2021 reads. The Chinese version of the document cites doxing as a an…

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