The Facebook group belonging to the messenger service Whatsapp is responding to the controversial new security law in Hong Kong. According to the words of a Whatsapp-speaker of the user data is supposed to be, until further notice, not to the Hong Kong justice authorities handed out.
suspended The processing of the corresponding requests. First of all, the impact of the security law will be examined, as the speaker has said. To do this, there will be consultations with human rights experts.
foreign office warns
The last week, which entered into force law is the most radical intervention in the autonomy of Hong Kong, which was promised to the former British crown colony at the time of the Handover to China in 1997 for at least 50 years. It provides life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for numerous Offences, the China authorities as Subversion, secession and terrorism. The law is another point of contention between the people's Republic and the United States.
Until the weekend, the Foreign office had warned German due to the safety act before critical Statements towards China in the social media."Be especially careful and be aware of the fact that political Statements can also be used in Social media, seen as relevant," warns the office.Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 10:20