First published: 09th February 2018
The Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department highlighted its increasing capacity to combat rising online intellectual property crime by further developing its new Big Data System in its year-end review for 2017. Commissioner of Customs & Excise Hermes Tang said, "Given the rapid development of Internet platforms and e-commerce, we have developed the new Big Data Analytic System to perform automatic cross-platform cyber patrol, information diagnosis and extractions."
The system operates around the clock, monitors multiple online platforms and gathers and compares huge amounts of infringement information on the Internet. He claimed that the system will also be able to detect both trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy offences.