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National Identification Number

E-certificates will hold their own against PINs

I refer to the article by Allan Dyer 'E-commerce growth in HK under threat from tax bill' on March 4, regarding the Inland Revenue Bill 2001.

Tuesday, 15 April, 2003, 12:00am

Ground rules

I refer to two letters headlined, 'Get tough' and 'ID number obsession', which appeared in these columns on July 7 and July 10 respectively, in which your readers expressed concern over the collection of identity card numbers.

The Privacy Commissioner's Office (PCO) shares the general concern expressed about the indiscriminate collection of identity card numbers.

17 Jul 1997 - 12:00am


An apology has been issued after a government list of people's personal details was accidentally posted on the Internet without editing.

ID card and passport numbers of hundreds of journalists and others who wanted to be at the border when the PLA arrived on July 1 were accidentally posted on the Internet for three days over the handover.

4 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

More privacy on tax numbers

I refer to the letter 'Concerned' (South China Morning Post, February 10) regarding the use by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of identity card numbers in the tax file numbers allocated to Hong Kong taxpayers.

27 Feb 1997 - 12:00am


The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) uses Hong Kong identity card numbers as a taxpayer's case reference number.

10 Feb 1997 - 12:00am