The Hong Kong Government charges much the public for the use of its produced maps, while the British government has opened its map data for free. For a long time, because of the colonial history, Hong Kong government has followed the practice of the British that the government owns the maps produced by it and the related map data. The government has the copyright, or in Britain it is called crown copyright.
It’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), which runs from May 3rd through the 9th. The theme of this year’s PAW in Hong Kong is “Privacy Matters”. The Privacy Commissioner for personal data is helping to promote this. PAW is an annual reminder to think deeper about your privacy and why it matters.
The Legislative Council Secretariat has just released their voting results for the 2012-13 session of council meetings as open data. Like all information released by Legco, it is available in both Chinese and English. This is a great step forward for Legco and for the open data movement in Hong Kong.
Wong Chuk Hang is changing into a new battlefield for major developers as they are selling their newly built office spaces in the aged industrial district.