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7/6, 2:59 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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FB suspends processing user data requests in HK

Facebook Inc. announced on Monday that it will halt processing requests for user data from Hong Kong authorities over human rights concerns after China enacted the national security law for its special administrative region.

"We believe freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and support the right of people to express themselves without fear for their safety or other repercussions. We have a global process for government requests and in reviewing each individual request, we consider Facebook's policies, local laws and international human rights standards," a company spokesperson said.

Earlier today, Facebook's messaging service Whatsapp made a similar announcement.

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