Passengers line up at Cathay Pacific check-in aisles at Hong Kong International Airport on October 29. The airline has announced a data breach affecting 9.4 million customers. Photo: Felix Wong
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Why Cathay Pacific’s handling of its data breach deserves praise – honesty is better than silence

  • Richard Harris says the aviation giant is just one of a long list of companies preyed on by hackers but it responded with greater thoroughness and transparency
  • With data breaches having become the norm, making sure that leaked information is not used illegally or immorally is a collective responsibility

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Passengers line up at Cathay Pacific check-in aisles at Hong Kong International Airport on October 29. The airline has announced a data breach affecting 9.4 million customers. Photo: Felix Wong
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