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OFTA Laptop Stolen

DATA THEFT—HONG KONG

August 12, 2011

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) has notified the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and others of the theft of an agency computer, according to an OFTA press statement. OFTA said a staff member's password-protected laptop was stolen on 11 August in Wan Chai. The personal details of emergency services personnel, government and telecommunications workers are housed on the device. OFTA says it will investigate the incident and will enhance staff training on the protection of personal data. The police have been notified.
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