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#1 foreverleila

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:27 AM

Bosco Wong hopes to see a privacy legislation ASAP, 'Privacy Commissioner' starts investigation
Monday June 27, 2011 Hong Kong
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/

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Yesterday Bosco Wong, Vincent Wong, and Yoyo Chen were at the HK Office of Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) accompanied by TVB executives Virginia Lok and Tsang Sing Ming, HK Performing Artists representative Astrid Chan and their lawyer to file a compliant on the nude photos secretly taken in the privacy of their own homes by two HK magazines FACE and Sudden Weekly.

Yesterday the three victims arrived at the PCPD office at 3pm and were greeted by nearly 500 reporters. Police officers were at the scene as well to keep everyone in order. Each victim was asked to provide an oral statement on the case and this lasted until 5pm. A PCPD member (Mr. Chiang) accepted interviews from the media, confirming the complaints were made and the investigation will begin. The case involves three artists who had photos taken of them in the privacy of their own homes and they were completely unaware of the fact. The evidence show the action of collecting personal information by unfair means violates the Personal Data Ordinance Schedule 1, Section 2 or simply 1(2) Principle. PCPD will conduct the investigation according to article 38 and the complaints. When the investigation completes, if there is a discovery of the violation, the Commissioner has the right to serve notice to the illegal user and order the user to take steps to correct the violation. If the user does not comply with the notice, it constitutes to a criminal offense.

Mr. Chiang expressed the Office does not have the authority to execute a penalty or ask for a compensation from the responsible party. As to the question of how to balance protection of privacy and freedom of press, Mr. Chiang expressed the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong sought public view, in which the problem is highlighted in this incident. There should be further public consultation in order to seek public consensus and strengthen the supervision. Asked if this is the first time there are artists complaining on the press reports? He expressed that all complaints are confidential and will not be made public, therefore he cannot comment.

Later, Vincent, Yoyo, Bosco and Virgina were interviewed together. Virgina expressed a lawyer sent a letter to the magazines earlier asking them to hand over the photos. She also praises the three artists' courage to face this incident. As if they will accept the Commissioner's suggestion and ask for a compensation from the magazines? Bosco said: "Today, we are here in the PCPD to declare our position. We will talk about what type of methods to take action later or this incident that happened to me may not be a big deal to everyone, but I am also a citizen myself, I hope citizens' protection of privacy can be confronted. (Are you worried the complaint might be useless in the end?) The Commissioner told me based on the circumstances, the issue is looking positive, I really hope to see legislation as soon as possible." Vincent frankly expressed he came here to express his opinion on the injustice: "I respect freedom of press, but I also hope artists have their privacy rights in their own homes."

Accompanying the three victims, HK Performing Artists Guild representative, Astrid Chan had to leave early due to work, but the lawyer followed up with the case. Astrid emphasizes this time the Performing Artists Guild is only trying to take the first step in defending artists' privacy: "We do not just directing the issue towards the few TVB artist victims, but also to other artists, like Fiona Sit and Anthony Wong's daughter. Their cases, we also hope to follow up on. We hope that the incident can become a precedent. If we can successfully file a lawsuit, we hope the government can write up an amendment and authorize the PCPD to amend the regulations, so the victims can all become tigers with teeth again."

#2 Sushi007

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:02 AM

Yoyo acts so innocent at this press conference that it makes me want to slap her.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:06 AM

i thot dis issue is over already :wacko:

who cares??? ^_^* why the hell did them going to complain also need press conference and media frenzy?? :noclue

dumb newspapers too for giving Bosco and co. attention :STUPID

btw Yoyo Chen's face look fake in dat pix :noclue :noclue woman now look like attention seeker :noclue

Yoyo acts so innocent at this press conference that it makes me want to slap her.


yup me too. in dat pix can already see her fake innocent face :noclue

Edited by sweetieyuki, 28 June 2011 - 08:08 AM.


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:32 PM

i thot dis issue is over already :wacko:

who cares??? ^_^* why the hell did them going to complain also need press conference and media frenzy?? :noclue

dumb newspapers too for giving Bosco and co. attention :STUPID

btw Yoyo Chen's face look fake in dat pix :noclue :noclue woman now look like attention seeker :noclue



yup me too. in dat pix can already see her fake innocent face :noclue


Oh look! The PCPD is actually investigating! So much for your "their complaints are useless" statement.

You certainly don't care because you're not a victim, would you boldly say that you will not do anything if you were in their position?

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:15 PM

I hope PCPD will do something to stop all these crazy reporters. What is inside their heads actually? While Korean media is busy fabricating their artists' sales to make them look bigger than they really are, HK media is busy ruining their artists' image. :argh

Edited by HighPriestz, 28 June 2011 - 06:17 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:09 PM

Serious they look ridiculous! If I were them I rather to find a place to hide. Please don't forget your a public figure which you decided to put your image out there the first day you became an artist. If your going to be naked or making out with your GF while having the window widely open you better be prepare. For instance if you don't want to get pregnant don't have unsafe sex! If your pregnant then blame yourself for your own fault. These artist now a days are so spoil and backward. :thumbdown

Oh look! The PCPD is actually investigating! So much for your "their complaints are useless" statement.

You certainly don't care because you're not a victim, would you boldly say that you will not do anything if you were in their position?


If I am a pro' artist and is aware of my situation. Never in a million years I would put myself out there like these do. So I will never be the victim...ppl like you might. :harhar

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:17 PM

Oh look! The PCPD is actually investigating! So much for your "their complaints are useless" statement.

You certainly don't care because you're not a victim, would you boldly say that you will not do anything if you were in their position?


When the investigation completes, if there is a discovery of the violation, the Commissioner has the right to serve notice to the illegal user and order the user to take steps to correct the violation. If the user does not comply with the notice, it constitutes to a criminal offense.

Mr. Chiang expressed the Office does not have the authority to execute a penalty or ask for a compensation from the responsible party.


Wow! Sounds like one giant exercise in futility and reckless spending of tax-payers' money.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:08 AM

To be honest, just because PCPD said that they are 'launching an investigation', that really doesn't mean anything. They could be giving everyone 'lip service' for all we know (and based on the outcomes of previous cases between artists and the paparazzi, I'm leaning more towards the 'lip service' argument).

Also, keep in mind that the rep from PCPD was pretty much placed 'on the spot' in this scenario, as he has almost 50 reporters pointing microphones and cameras at him, plus the artists bringing the complaint are standing right there next to him -- in that situation, what do we expect him to say? That the artists don't have a case and should just go home? Of course not! He's going to say whatever he is supposed to say in that situation -- but after all is said and done, what is going to happen afterwards is pretty much anyone's guess....

Yoyo acts so innocent at this press conference that it makes me want to slap her.


LOL! I have to agree with you on this one! In fact, I actually read an article the other day where Yoyo was claiming that she suffered "traumatic stress" from the incident and has become really paranoid as a result, etc. When I read that, I was like -- shut up already! Your "incident" wasn't even as bad as Bosco's and you don't see him complaining about the issue at every opportunity and "claiming" to have "suffered" huge trauma and stuff! She is definitely 'milking' the situation (and making herself look even more stupid in the process)!

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:11 AM

Serious they look ridiculous! If I were them I rather to find a place to hide. Please don't forget your a public figure which you decided to put your image out there the first day you became an artist. If your going to be naked or making out with your GF while having the window widely open you better be prepare. For instance if you don't want to get pregnant don't have unsafe sex! If your pregnant then blame yourself for your own fault. These artist now a days are so spoil and backward. :thumbdown



If I am a pro' artist and is aware of my situation. Never in a million years I would put myself out there like these do. So I will never be the victim...ppl like you might. :harhar


Never is a long time =p We don't think these things will ever happen to us but just one small mishap and it gives them plenty of fodder.

To be honest, just because PCPD said that they are 'launching an investigation', that really doesn't mean anything. They could be giving everyone 'lip service' for all we know (and based on the outcomes of previous cases between artists and the paparazzi, I'm leaning more towards the 'lip service' argument).

Also, keep in mind that the rep from PCPD was pretty much placed 'on the spot' in this scenario, as he has almost 50 reporters pointing microphones and cameras at him, plus the artists bringing the complaint are standing right there next to him -- in that situation, what do we expect him to say? That the artists don't have a case and should just go home? Of course not! He's going to say whatever he is supposed to say in that situation -- but after all is said and done, what is going to happen afterwards is pretty much anyone's guess....


No, I understand that they may have said that to take the heat off, but it is not a move I approve of and like (if that was the motive). I don't like deception, and if the artists don't have a case, let them know about it, don't give them false hope that they may have a chance of winning the case as a means of a first step towards fighting back against reporters/paparazzi.
While I also understand that if they had said there was no chance of winning that there would be an uproar among these artists, what is the explanation going to be? That it is not "personal data" and that they do not have a case because there is no such law? IMO, I sense that if there is no case, something along the lines of a Chinese saying "Biting and won't let go".

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 06:09 AM

To be honest, just because PCPD said that they are 'launching an investigation', that really doesn't mean anything. They could be giving everyone 'lip service' for all we know (and based on the outcomes of previous cases between artists and the paparazzi, I'm leaning more towards the 'lip service' argument).

Also, keep in mind that the rep from PCPD was pretty much placed 'on the spot' in this scenario, as he has almost 50 reporters pointing microphones and cameras at him, plus the artists bringing the complaint are standing right there next to him -- in that situation, what do we expect him to say? That the artists don't have a case and should just go home? Of course not! He's going to say whatever he is supposed to say in that situation -- but after all is said and done, what is going to happen afterwards is pretty much anyone's guess....


LMAO yup agree :innocent the artists must be naive if they believe that commisioner totally without doubt :loool: of coz dat PCPD director will make tat promise coz he's pressured by a sea of reporters and cameras and Lok's sour frown and Bosco's piercing gaze and Yoyo Chen's pretentious as hell puppy 'innocent' eyes :loool:

later on for the next few months and years PCPD will respond back saying under investigation everytime :loool:

LOL! I have to agree with you on this one! In fact, I actually read an article the other day where Yoyo was claiming that she suffered "traumatic stress" from the incident and has become really paranoid as a result, etc. When I read that, I was like -- shut up already! Your "incident" wasn't even as bad as Bosco's and you don't see him complaining about the issue at every opportunity and "claiming" to have "suffered" huge trauma and stuff! She is definitely 'milking' the situation (and making herself look even more stupid in the process)!


exactly!! Yoyo Chen's cries for sympathy and justice are so overreacted and hers is the smaller case!! :noclue omfg she looks stupid and pretentious now :noclue