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Group Criticizes Commissioner Appointment

PRIVACY—HONG KONG

July 28, 2010

Critics of the newly named privacy commissioner are pressing the government to revoke his appointment, The Standard reports. Allan Chiang Yam-wang is set to take over as privacy commissioner next week, but former employees of Chiang cite data protection gaffes during his time as postmaster general as reasons for revoking the appointment. "People can see the important role the privacy commissioner played in the recent Octopus cards data saga and past incidents of confidential information leaks by the police and Hospital Authority," said lawyer Lee Cheuk-yan. "How can Chiang, with such a controversial background, gain the trust of the public?"   
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