The company’s Facebook, Twitter and Google stopped processing requests for user data from Hong Kong from law enforcement after the adoption of the law on national security of Hong Kong. It is reported by CNN.
In Facebook said that freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, but because the company supports the right of people to Express themselves without fear for their safety or other consequences.
Twitter has indicated that they have serious concerns about national security law on Hong Kong, so too has suspended all requests from Hong Kong authorities to receive data during consideration of the law. Similarly did the Google.
The abovementioned companies joined the platform for video conferencing Zoom and the social network LinkedIn.
On 30 June, the standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives adopted the law on the protection of national security in Hong Kong, which strengthens the control of the Chinese authorities of the Autonomous region. The document gives Beijing more powers to deal with separatism and Subversion.
On Monday the Hong Kong government said that under this law the police will be given new powers to investigate crimes. Including law enforcement will be able to demand from the publishing platforms and Internet service providers to remove content that, in the opinion of the authorities, undermining national security, said CNN.
Service providers who do not comply with the requirement to remove such communications or to assist law enforcement agencies, will be subject to a fine in the amount of $12.9 million and six months imprisonment.