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Octopus To Enhance Privacy Protections

DATA PROTECTION—HONG KONG

May 27, 2011

Octopus Holdings Limited (OHL) has said it welcomes the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data's (PCPD) interim report on its investigation into the company's data protection practices, PaymentsMarket reports. OHL said it will consider and implement the PCPD's recommendations "where appropriate" after it reviews the report more closely. The company has also taken several steps to improve its customer data and privacy protection, including the discontinuation of sharing consumer data with third-party marketers, the appointment of an independent auditor and the inclusion of opt-outs for customers.
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