Octopus Debacle Has Commissioner Thinking About Law
PRIVACY LAW—HONG KONGJuly 29, 2010
Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Roderick Woo Bun has proposed introducing a law to make it a criminal offense for companies to sell customers' personal data, Bloomberg reports. The statement comes after Octopus Holdings' admission on Monday that it has received HK$44 million since January 2006 through the sale of customers' personal information. Woo is conducting an investigation into the matter and is expected to release a preliminary report before his term as commissioner ends on July 31. Octopus, meanwhile, has announced it will no longer engage in such activities.