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  1. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Privacy commission slams sale of personal data to insurance broker

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

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Health centre's telemarketers used promise of check-ups to gather personal data, and then sold it to insurance broker as marketing tool Watchdog slams sale of data as deceitful The public watchdog condemned a medical centre for collecting personal data from more than 360,000 people and selling it to an insurance broker for direct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1210756/deceitful-firm-ordered-destroy-personal-data
  2. Comment - Letters

    Inundated with e-mails from firms

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... People should have opt-in choice over personal data Can a representative of our regulators please respond to my query- what were they thinking when they amended the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance in Hong Kong? Recently I have been inundated with e-mails and snail mails from all sorts of organisations informing me that effective April 1, they can use my personal data for direct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1215566/inundated-e-mails-firms
  3. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Personal data law's selling point is much tighter rules on privacy

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Mark Parsons

    ... Mark Parsons Mark Parsons, of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, looks at how new regulations affect business use of consumers' personal details Data law's selling point is tighter ... reforms, which took effect on October 1 this year. How does the new law affect marketing using personal data? Much of the legislative reforms have focused on tightening the rules around using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1062627/personal-data-laws-selling-point-much-tighter-rules-privacy
  4. News - Hong Kong - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Privacy watchdog warns smartphone owners over personal data

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... for Personal Data issued the warning yesterday after a survey it commissioned found more than half of respondents did not know what personal information stored in their smartphones could be accessed ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Privacy commissioner finds many in city havea 'low sense' of the risks that mobile phone applications can have for data stored on them Smartphone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1087787/privacy-watchdog-warns-smartphone-owners-over-personal-data
  5. News - China - SECURITY

    Huge leak of Shanghai police informants' personal data

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:18am by Keith Zhai

    ... officers. The data could be publicly accessed on a server that hosts the Shanghai Public Security Bureau's website from Friday afternoon, and perhaps earlier, to yesterday afternoon. The server ... to air grievances and to report crimes, the website stated. The force has encouraged tipsters to provide their personal information so their cases can be handled in a "timely manner". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1481382/huge-leak-shanghai-police-informants-personal-data
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stay vigilant about your personal data

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am

    ... An example is a medical centre that has been condemned by the privacy watchdog for collecting personal data from more than 360,000 people and selling it to an insurance broker for direct marketing ... to business partners, and later tried to make amends by donating the HK$44 million profit to charity. After that, you would at least expect personal data to be safe with a bank, and not to be sold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1213456/stay-vigilant-about-your-personal-data
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    20 million South Korean bank card users fall victim to personal data leak

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul 20 million card users fall victim to data leak The personal data of at least 20 million bank and credit card users in South Korea has been leaked, state ... or their own employees. In the latest case, an employee of personal credit ratings firm Korea Credit Bureau has been arrested and accused of stealing the data from customers of three credit card firms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1409314/20-million-south-korean-bank-card-users-fall-victim-personal-data-leak
  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Yahoo e-mail passwords stolen, used to gather personal data

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 12:04pm by AP

    ... and passwords of some of Yahoo’s e-mail customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said ... million Yahoo mail accounts worldwide, including 81 million in the United States. It’s the latest in a string of security breaches that have allowed hackers to nab personal information using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1417911/Yahoo-email-account-passwords-stolen
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Guarding against abuse of personal data in the public domain

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by ALLAN CHIANG

    ... Allan Chiang Allan Chiang says Hong Kong law protects us against the misuse of personal data already in the public domain, a provision that those seeking to reuse such data would do well to understand Crossing the line Many people believe personal data collected from the public domain- such as the companies, land and vehicles registers, the government gazette, and even the internet- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1296670/guarding-against-abuse-personal-data-public-domain
  10. News - World - SURVEILLANCE

    US has access to Britons’ personal data under secret deal: report

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:12pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The US National Security Agency has stored the personal electronic data of British citizens under a secret deal with London, according to files leaked ... with a new policy that expands the use of incidentally collected unminimised UK data in Sigint analysis.” It adds: “Now SID (the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate) analysts can unminimise all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1362003/us-has-access-britons-personal-data-under-secret-deal-report

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