Hong Kong’s privacy laws are to be strengthened as the city looks to bring regulations in line with international standards. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong’s privacy laws are to be strengthened as the city looks to bring regulations in line with international standards. Photo: Reuters

Privacy laws in Hong Kong to get major overhaul as government targets companies after Cathay Pacific data breach scandal

  • Personal details of 9.4 million customers were stolen in 2018 but airline failed to report it for months
  • New law would give companies five days to report a breach and watchdog would have power to fine offenders proportion of global income

Topic |   Computer hackers
Hong Kong’s privacy laws are to be strengthened as the city looks to bring regulations in line with international standards. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong’s privacy laws are to be strengthened as the city looks to bring regulations in line with international standards. Photo: Reuters
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