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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The declaration for inspection of building records has covered a considerably broad scope and will not constitute a constraint on news reporting in general, the Buildings Department said today.

It made the statement in response to a media report today about the department’s handling of an application for inspection and copying of building records.

The department noted that if it had been informed the application as reported by the media today was related to a recent fire incident, the requested information would have been provided in view of public interest.

It will contact the reporter as soon as possible to follow up on their application.

The department reaffirmed that all applicants applying for inspection of plans should comply with the requirements of the Buildings Ordinance.

In any event, any person using the private building records obtained is subject to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance and is required to comply with the relevant provisions of the Copyright Ordinance.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News