An Asian industry assembly which includes Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter has notified that the technology firms may stop offering their services in Hong Kong.
This is majorly due to the newly made regulations intended to continue ahead with certain privacy change and doxxing laws. The group, Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has called Hong Kong’s legislative bodies in order to modify the proposed laws. This could see them face unlawful investigations for sharing data and information online.
The amendments could potentially have an excessively broad interpretation whereby any innocent acts of sharing of data online may be deemed unlawful. Therefore, a letter has been sent over the weekend where the businesses jointly said they are concerned with the proposed law alterations.