Transcript of remarks by CS and S for S at media session (with video)

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, and the Secretary for Security, Mr John Lee, at a media session in the LegCo Complex today (April 25):
Reporter: Do you think this has violated any laws? And how would you respond to the criticism that the officer may have infringed some of the privacy issues of lawmakers?
Chief Secretary for Administration: There is no question of invasion of privacy here. In fact, the Legislative Council Secretariat has written to us some time ago enquiring about the modus operandi of our marshalling work. We’ve provided a lot of information with them and they’ve come back and accepted our explanation. And also, the Privacy Commission has also made an enquiry about what we are doing. We’ve also explained in full and they’ve confirmed that what we’ve been doing do not contravene at all the relevant ordinances, so it’s absolutely in order. And we are not talking about personal secrecy, personal privacy. We are talking about observation on movement of individual members, whether they’re in the council, in the meeting room to vote or not. It’s purely for our so-called marshalling purposes, and all the information will be deleted, erased straight away after the meeting.
Secretary for Security: Let me add that the duty of the woman officer conducted yesterday was just to report the location of respective Legislative Council members, whether he/she was in the Chamber, whether he/she was in the LegCo building, or whether he/she had left the LegCo building. This information is something about their positions in public places. 
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.) 

Ends/Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:17