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Artists File Complaint with Commissioner

DATA LOSS—HONG KONG

July 1, 2011

Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) Allan Chiang will launch an investigation into a complaint filed with his office by three Hong Kong artists. The artists allege that photos were secretly taken of them in their homes by Hong Kong magazines FACE and Sudden Weekly, Asian Fanatics reports. If he concludes that the magazines breached the Personal Data Ordinance, Chiang can serve notice to the violator and order corrective action. "If we can successfully file a lawsuit, we hope the government can write up an amendment and authorise the PCPD to amend the regulations," an artists' guild representative said.

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