Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram Pause Responding to Hong Kong Authorities’ Requests for User Data

China imposed a national security law on the special administrative region last week

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Facebook reacted to China’s imposition of a national security law in Hong Kong last week by revealing Monday that requests for Facebook and WhatsApp user data from law enforcement agents in the special administrative region were suspended.

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