Facebook, Google and Twitter threaten to leave Hong Kong over changes in privacy law


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An alliance of tech companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter have written to officials in Hong Kong noting that they would move out of Hong Kong if officials passed data protection law amendments that could hold companies responsible for doxxing campaigns. Doxxing refers to releasing personal information of an individual including name, address, their workplace and other relevant information without the permission of that individual.


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According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, AIC, a tech alliance that includes Facebook, Google and Twitter has warned Hong Kong that companies would stop operating in the territory if the officials went forward with data protection law amendments that could hold companies liable for doxxing campaigns.

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