Cathay Pacific staff help out passengers at the airline’s check-in counters at Hong Kong International Airport on October 29. The company announced on October 24 that the personal data of 9.4 million customers had been compromised. Photo: Felix Wong 

Why Cathay Pacific data breach warranted an investigation from the outset, not a compliance check

  • While compliance checks are useful for relatively minor breaches, they need not precede an investigation in serious cases, former privacy commissioner says
  • Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog should make public the outcome of more compliance checks
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Cathay Pacific staff help out passengers at the airline’s check-in counters at Hong Kong International Airport on October 29. The company announced on October 24 that the personal data of 9.4 million customers had been compromised. Photo: Felix Wong 
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