Lawmakers To Tangle with Octopus
RFID—HONG KONGJuly 16, 2010
Lawmakers want to know how Octopus Cards uses its customers' personal information, and they are poised to invoke the Powers
and Privileges Act to force disclosure if the company does not divulge the information willingly, China Daily reports. The
stored-value cards maker said the company is in strict compliance with privacy law, but legislators want to get to the bottom
of allegations that the company freely sells customers' personal data for profit. "This is a very serious problem and the
Legislative Council needs to look into this in depth," said Wong Kwok-hing of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions.