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Re-appointment of Panel Judge under Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance
     The Government announced today (September 2) that the Chief Executive, on the recommendation of the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, has re-appointed Madam Justice Lisa Wong Kwok-ying, a Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court, as a Panel Judge under the Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance (Chapter 589) (the Ordinance) for another term of three years from September 4, 2022 to September 3, 2025.

     The Chief Executive, John Lee, said, "I am grateful to Madam Justice Lisa Wong Kwok-ying for her full dedication in handling the law enforcement agencies' applications for authorisations under the Ordinance during the past three years. I am confident that she, on re-appointment, will continue to work with the other two Panel Judges, Mr Justice Barnabas Fung Wah and Mr Justice Poon Siu-tung, to make use of their expertise and experience to ensure the effective operation of the regulatory regime under the Ordinance."

     The Ordinance provides a comprehensive statutory framework for regulating the conduct of interception and covert surveillance by law enforcement agencies, and aims to strike a balance between maintaining law and order and protecting the privacy rights of individuals. Under the Ordinance, Panel Judges shall consider applications for authorisations of interception and Type 1 surveillance and for device retrieval warrants.
Ends/Friday, September 2, 2022
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