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    Vengeful ex becomes first in Hong Kong convicted of doxxing

    HONG KONG (AFP) – A Hong Kong court handed down the city’s first doxxing conviction yesterday against a man who set up multiple fake profiles impersonating a former lover and encouraging others to harass her.

    Ho Muk-wah, 27, was convicted by Shatin Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to seven doxxing charges, the city’s privacy commissioner said in a statement.

    Hong Kong introduced laws criminalising doxxing – the non-consensual disclosure of others’ personal data – in the aftermath of 2019’s huge and sometimes violent democracy protests.

    Police, officials and democracy supporters had their personal details published online by opponents during the unrest.

    Yesterday’s precedent-setting conviction had no political element.

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