Translator: EA; Reviewer: Wencheng
The former Hong Kong Chief Executive Liang Zhenying, who is currently the vice chairman of the Chinese National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, posted the personal data of 18 teachers who participated in Hong Kong’s anti-transmission movement and were accused of crimes on his Facebook account last week, and saying that it is only the beginning to public this information.
According to the French Broadcasting Corporation, the published information also includes the names of schools where some of the teachers teach.
Liang’s actions immediately attracted widespread attention and condemnation. Some people said that they would complain to Facebook and request that these materials be removed; Others also reported to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in Hong Kong. The whistleblower included Xu Zhifeng, a member of the Democratic Legislative Council.
Liang Zhenying argued that all the information he released had been published or reported by the media. However, some media said that there was no school name in the relevant reports.
Ye Jianyuan, a member of the Legislative Council who is also the vice-president of the Education Association, publicly criticized that even if the information is public, this approach is not in line with human relations and should be morally condemned. He also said that this approach is crazy and a kind of criticism of the Cultural Revolution.