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Northbound car travel scheme refined

The Transport Department today announced a refinement to the vehicle inspection arrangement for applications concerning Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles.   As agreed by Guangdong and Hong Kong authorities, from March 1, vehicle inspections will be exempted if the applicant and the vehicle remain unchanged when resubmitting applications for Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles within two years of passing the vehicle inspection and within the validity of the applicant’s electronic vehicle licence from Mainland authorities.   Currently, applicants for the travel scheme are required to conduct vehicle inspections at designated locations in Hong Kong. http://dlvr.it/T3SSfq

Cybersecurity symposium held

Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Prof Sun Dong officiated at the Cybersecurity Symposium 2023 today and shared the Government's latest efforts in safeguarding cybersecurity and facilitating data flow in Hong Kong.

 

The symposium is co-organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation.

 

In his opening remarks, Prof Sun said: “The Innovation, Technology & Industry Bureau published the Policy Statement on Facilitating Data Flow & Safeguarding Data Security in Hong Kong last week, which puts forward 18 specific action items in five broad categories, including enhancing cybersecurity protection, to support the development of innovation technology, the digital economy and smart city matters in Hong Kong in a co-ordinated and secure manner.”

 

He added that the National 14th Five-Year Plan clearly supports Hong Kong's development into an international innovation and technology centre, and cybersecurity is the key to achieving this goal.

 

The technology chief encouraged public and private organisations to jointly build a strong cybersecurity defence, establish comprehensive cybersecurity policies and procedures, and strengthen their devotion and support in cybersecurity.

 

The symposium aims to bring together quasi autonomous non-governmental organisations, enterprises and other local organisations in the city to explore industry collaboration in addressing cybersecurity challenges in the digital era. Eight representative cybersecurity companies from the Mainland also participated in the symposium.

 

The event provided a valuable opportunity for participating organisations to establish connections and business engagements with industry peers as well as jointly explore suitable cybersecurity solutions.

 

Panel discussion sessions were also held during the symposium, where industry experts and business leaders from the Mainland and Hong Kong, together with industry professionals representing public and private organisations, exchanged views on different topics including protection of critical data and the latest technologies and trends in cyber defence matters.

 

The symposium showcased cybersecurity solutions, enabling participants to gain insights and engage with industry experts regarding the latest cybersecurity technologies and solutions.


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