Viral videos of couples having sex outside in a private hot tub in Hong Kong are sparking privacy concerns

Two viral videos showing a couple having sex in their private outdoor hot tub at a Hong Kong hotel have sparked privacy concerns among social media users.

The videos that were allegedly shared Facebook and WhatsApp groups few days ago show a couple having sex in their private outdoor hot tub while another person films them from above.

It is unclear when and where the videos were taken. Some social media users believe it was filmed by another guest or an associate at a North Point hotel that offers rooms with a private hot tub on the balcony.

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In one of the viral videos, the woman sits on the edge of the hot tub while eating a bowl of pasta with her partner’s head between her legs. The other video shows the man hugging the partially naked woman from behind.

The person behind the camera managed to film the couple through a gap in a balcony railing.

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Some social media users raised concerns about the hotel’s design, pointing out that those staying on the lower floors don’t have privacy from other guests on the upper floors. However, others called out the person filming the couple.

It’s so cheap to secretly film them,” wrote one user.

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Have you considered the damage you will do to those involved?” said another.

That Hong Kong government approved Criminal Offenses (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 on October 8, covering four new offenses including “voyeurism, unlawful recording or viewing of private parts, publication of images derived from voyeurism or unlawful recording or viewing of private parts, and publication or threatened publication of private images without consent, and doing so related questions.”

Corresponding Hong Kong mediaunder the law, anyone who exposes themselves in public faces a fine of HK$1,000 (about US$127) and six months in prison.

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Posting a video showing indecent acts online, like the case of the person who filmed the couple, violates Hong Kong’s “Ordinance on the Control of Obscene and Offensive Articles,” which bears a fine of up to HK$1 million (about US$127,421) and three years in prison.

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