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SB holds youth leadership forum

The annual review of the Security Bureau Youth Uniformed Group Leaders Forum was held today, with Acting Chief Executive Chan Kwok-ki giving a speech.   Mr Chan reported that the forum had organised nearly 20 activities over the past year, including courses and training camps run by the bureau’s disciplined services and auxiliary services, and seminars on the country’s Constitution, the Basic Law and the Hong Kong National Security Law. It also organised visits to Beijing, Shaanxi and Greater Bay Area cities, allowing participants to learn more about national affairs and broaden their horizons.   He said he was pleased to note that the bureau plans to strengthen co-operation between the Leaders Forum and Shenzhen University to enhance exchanges between youths in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, deepening their understanding of the development opportunities in the bay area and increasing Hong Kong’s integration into national development.   Noting that members had undergone significant grow

Hawker teams to use body cameras

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department’s District Hawker Control Teams will gradually start using Body Worn Video Cameras (BWVCs) from tomorrow, based on the actual need and circumstances.   The department said the move is aimed at assisting frontline staff in carrying out their duties more effectively and to safeguard the safety of the public and staff.   It has been striving to regulate hawking activities and combat shops illegally extending their business area, with a view to reducing the nuisance and obstruction caused by illegal hawking activities and shop front extensions through taking enforcement action.   Hawker Control Officers (HCOs) in districts will be equipped with BWVCs gradually in July to record the on-site situation when necessary during their execution of duties, which will enhance the capability and accuracy in gathering evidence and provide useful information for future investigation work.   When discharging their duties, HCOs will wear the cameras conspicuously and use them in an open and transparent manner. When HCOs encounter unexpected or conflicting incidents and consider it necessary to record the situation, they will, where reasonably practicable, notify the people concerned prior to starting recording to safeguard public and staff safety as well as reducing risks at work.   Making reference to the experience of relevant law enforcement departments in the use of BWVCs, the department has formulated clear enforcement guidelines and provided training for frontline staff.   When handling relevant footage, the department will ensure that it is in compliance with the regulations of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Footage carrying no investigative or evidential value or constituting no other legitimate purpose will be deleted after 31 days from the date it was recorded to ensure that no excessive personal data will be kept.

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