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Hong Kong privacy watchdog ‘considers blocking Telegram over rampant doxxing’

Hong Kong privacy watchdog ‘considers blocking Telegram over rampant doxxing’

Privacy Commissioner Ada Chung is thinking about invoking regulations for the first time to restrict people’s access to the service, according to a source.
Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog is considering blocking the public’s access to Telegram because of unrestrained doxxing acts on the messaging platform, but experts have poured cold water on the feasibility of such a move, calling it a futile exercise.

A source on Wednesday said Privacy Commissioner Ada Chung Lai-ling was thinking about invoking regulations for the first time to restrict people’s access to the service as the watchdog found it to be rampant with doxxing which mainly targeted government officials.
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