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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Privacy at risk over plan to share patients' data

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by CANNIX YAU, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Cannix Yau and Jennifer Ngo Privacy commissioner warns safeguards are needed over Electronic Health Record system Privacy at risk over plan to share patients' data A proposed system ... as the safeguard for patients' privacy." He said that with this immunity, even if the commissioner failed to perform his duties in respect to data protection, he could refuse to follow orders ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Privacy commission slams sale of personal data to insurance broker

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 03:36pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... marketing purposes. The Office of Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data yesterday revealed that the Hong Kong Prevention Association (HKPA) made cold calls to people, offering them a chance to join ... insurance products. Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang said the data was collected in a misleading and arguably deceitful way. He said the insurer was also accountable as it had approved ...

  3. News - World - INTERNET

    Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case in EU ruling on data privacy

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Luxemburg Top court rules individuals have the 'right to be forgotten' and to ask for data to be removed Google loses data privacy case in surprise EU ruling In a surprise ruling, the EU's top court said individuals had the right to ask US internet giant Google to delete personal data produced by its ubiquitous search engine. Taking up ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-Occupy hotline for spying on student strikes may be illegal, says privacy chief

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 12:54pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO, PETER SO AND JEFFIE LAM

    ... Shirley Zhao, Peter So and Jeffie Lam Privacy watchdog's hotline warning People who call a hotline to inform on pro-democracy students planning class boycotts risk falling foul of the law, the head of the privacy watchdog said yesterday. Pro-democracy groups, teachers and students had raised privacy concerns over the hotline, created by the Beijing-loyalist Alliance ...

  5. News - World - CYBERSECURITY

    White House seeks privacy balance in a ‘Big Data’ world

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:29pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington The Obama administration plans to increase online privacy and prevent discrimination through the use of 'Big Data' analysis by updating existing laws and introducing new measures The White House on Thursday suggested updates to laws and other measures to enhance privacy and prevent discrimination based on the data trail left by consumers ...

  6. News - World - INTERNET

    Yahoo reveals threat of US$250,000 daily fines over internet data

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:21pm by AP

    ... contractor Edward Snowden disclosed the programme last year. Yahoo said it was committed to protecting users' data and that it would continue to contest anything it considered unlawful, unclear or overly broad. "We consider this an important win for transparency, and hope that these records help promote informed discussion about the relationship between privacy, due process ...

  7. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Other social media firms back Facebook in privacy court battle

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Other tech firms and civil liberties groups back fight over police warrant seeking data Support for Facebook in battle over net privacy Facebook's battle with US prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, ...

  8. Jobs go as new rules on privacy hit call centres

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Dozens of people lost their jobs as call centres and companies cut staff in the week since new privacy protection guidelines took effect. In one case, a major insurance firm shut ... At least a dozen firms planned to close or had already closed their call centres, he said. There were more than 100 such companies in the city, employing about 80,000 people. The privacy ...

  9. Government insists on opt-out system for direct marketing

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the privacy watchdog and human rights groups preferring a more data-protection-friendly opt-in model, Undersecretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Adeline Wong Ching-man said ... Commissioner for Personal Data called on the government to consult the public on the matter. Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang said yesterday he was disappointed with the government's ...

  10. Privacy chief Roderick Woo to step down

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Privacy Commissioner Roderick Woo Bun, who oversaw major changes to the city's data protection measures, is stepping down after five years. Woo, 68, said yesterday he would ... Data (Privacy) Ordinance, and his success in convincing the government that the law had to be substantially amended. He said there was a need to complete the reforms to bring the city's ...




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