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

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