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Commissioner Warns Elderly Are Vulnerable

DATA PROTECTION—HONG KONG

May 4, 2010

Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Roderick Woo Bun is warning that elderly citizens are more vulnerable to data fraud because they are less aware of the need to protect their data, The Standard reports. Woo made the comments in response to a recent Internet scam that has duped elderly people into divulging their personal information and on the heels of a University of Hong Kong survey of 400 people age 65 and older that revealed the ease with which many would relinquish their identify card number. Woo launched a campaign today to help the elderly protect their data from thieves and fraudsters.
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