Scholars claim that the Transport Department has notified the owner of a search.
by 06/01/2021

Su Yaoji, a professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese University of China, believes that the launch of a new service by the Transport Department to notify vehicle owners or agencies to check their license plate registration information will affect the effectiveness of media investigations and reports, because the relevant practices can prevent persons under investigation. , Destroy the evidence. He said that society sometimes relies on the media to expose some illegal things. If reporters are not given effective channels, the public will ultimately be lost. Freedom of the press is not just for the press, but involves the interests of the entire society.

For Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the TD’s approach is to protect the privacy of the public so as not to harm the public. Su Yaoji believes that the protection of the public is vague and asks whether anyone should be protected if someone commits a crime or does illegal things. He said that the Transport Department has always allowed the public to conduct vehicle searches. He does not understand why the change is being made now. He feels that some people have tightened the freedom of information and affected the public’s right to know.