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This Order extends the Official Secrets Act 1989 to Hong Kong with the exceptions, adaptations and modifications specified in Schedule 1 to this Order to form part of the law of Hong Kong. The exceptions, adaptations and modifications are required in order to reflect that Hong Kong is a dependent territory which has laws of its own, its own administration and permanent residents. The text of the Act, as extended to Hong Kong, is set out in full in Schedule 2 to the Order.
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