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Commissioner Completes Octopus Investigation

FINANCIAL PRIVACY—HONG KONG

October 7, 2010

Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Allan Chiang has announced the completion of investigations into the collection and use of customers' personal data by Octopus Holdings Limited (OHL) and Octopus Rewards Limited (ORL). The investigations were aimed at ascertaining whether, in the process of collection of customers' personal data and use for direct marketing purposes, data protection laws were violated. According to a release from his office, the commissioner plans to publish the investigation report citing the "widespread public concern" raised by the issue after allowing time for responses from ORL and OHL on issues related to the public release of the report.
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