🌊 First arrest under new doxxing law
Same-sex partners of bus company employees can now get free rides too!!
Graphic design and animation are fascinating in themselves, and posters are no exception. If you’re like me and could stare at pretty posters for ages, you’ll like the new event we have written about today!
Today On Tide
Security | Hong Kong sees its first arrest under a new doxxing offence.
COVID-19 | HK confirms two more imported Omicron cases.
Events / Exhibitions, etc. | Go see the coolest posters in the world.
Politics | Carrie Lam receives a razor blade and a threatening letter in the mail.
LGBTQ+ | Free rides are now available to same-sex partners of bus company staff.
Education | Therapy offered to the school children traumatised by Nanjing footage.
Doxxing arrest is a first under new law
Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) have made their first arrest for a “suspected doxxing offence” under a new ordinance fighting against doxxing acts that threaten personal data privacy. The incident involves a 31-year-old Chinese man in the West Kowloon region, who “[disclosed] personal data without consent” in a dispute over money.
The new law, Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (Amendment Ordinance), was enacted on 8 October this year and covers a breadth of doxxing offences that were not protected by Hong Kong legislation prior.
Considering that the suspected crime he committed was in violation of an offence under section 64(3A), he can face a fine of $100,000 and a 2-year prison sentence if convicted.
Two more Omicron cases land in Hong Kong
Two more cases of the Omicron mutation were confirmed in Hong Kong on Monday, from a man and a woman who travelled in from the UK. Both of them are fully vaccinated.
Other COVID-19 updates:
Corporations have until this Friday (17 December) to pre-register for a quarantine-free travel scheme between Hong Kong and the mainland.
Protect sex workers, wear a mask during prostitute visits, the Hong Kong Aids Foundation encourages.
A compulsory testing notice has been gazetted for 16 specified premises (see Annex 1 for the locations).
The coolest posters in the world
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The exhibition "Still & Motion - Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2021" had me at “contemporary international poster design”. It features over 100 entries of posters designed by artists around the world and is the first year the competition opened an “Animated Poster” category.
When: 15 December - 28 February
Where: Hong Kong Heritage Museum (1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin)
Would I go? Absolutely.
Events from our partners
To celebrate 3000 sign-ups, Women of Hong Kong are taking over the Daily Tot in Central for our second Meet and Greet !Start the Christmas season with new connections and friendships - for all members! Limited spaces.
On the days leading up to Christmas, Asia Society HK’s German Christmas Market will feature market stalls, creative workshops, live performances, Christmas movies, Christmas carols and sing-alongs — even an appearance from the Jolly Old Man himself, Santa!
For the full schedule of workshops and other festivities, follow the link to attend this free event.
Humour along my Hairline - Vivek Mahbubani's solo English show
Looking for something funny and fishy this Christmas? Bilingual comedian Vivek Mahbubani’s latest show at Ocean Park is sure to drown you with laughter. Also, he may run out of hair halfway.
“It's the same venue that big names like Jim Jeffries have performed in and this time I'm using the ticking timebomb that is my receding hairline as a reason to do my solo show so people can at least one day say "I saw him when he was still hairy!"
Vivek ‘yeah I guess that’s pretty funny’ Mahbubani
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