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The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants announced that from Wednesday 15 July 2020 until further notice, the closure of the library facilities and the adjustment of the services hours of the counter on the 27th floor from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, whilst counter services hours on Saturday remains unchanged (from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon).


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Confidentiality and Protection of Identity

The Institute is committed to supporting anyone who wishes to make a confidential report against a member, registered student or member’s practice. It is a fundamental principle of public interest that members of the public should not be discouraged from making a report to a regulator out of fear of any potential adverse consequences.

 

Members are generally entitled to know the identity of the person making a complaint against them. However, we appreciate that sometimes this is not appropriate, and an informant may request that the Institute refrain from sharing his/her identity with the member. We will take such reasonable steps as we consider necessary to protect his/her identity.

 

It is recognised that, in some situations, an informant’s identity could be apparent from the complaint made, so an informant should let us know if and why there is any concerns on sharing the information or documents provided with the member.

 

Sometimes, if we cannot disclose the informant’s identity, or the information and documents that have been provided, we may not be able to do anything about the conduct reported.

 

In taking reasonable steps as we consider necessary to protect the informant’s identity, we will be guided by the fundamental principle referred to above, and also by the common law principles that confidentiality of an informant’s identity should be upheld.

 

Please note that, if a complaint has entered the disciplinary process, the disclosure or non-disclosure of any document or information will be subject to any order made by the disciplinary committee or the courts.

 

 

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