Thursday, 21 January 2021

Facebook, WhatsApp say suspending user information request from Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp said they are suspending requests from the Hong Kong government and law enforcement authorities for information on users.

The pause will take place “pending further assessment” of a new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by China, and would include “formal human rights due diligence and consultations with human rights experts”, WhatsApp said in a statement.

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