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Commissioner Reveals Drug Test Vulnerabilities

DATA PROTECTION—HONG KONG

July 27, 2012

Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Allan Chiang has revealed a number of vulnerabilities in a school drug testing system in the territory of Tai Po, China Daily reports. Chiang said no privacy impact assessment (PIA) had been instituted prior to the system’s launch and noted the protocol did not set data retention standards. Chiang said that policies for the drug testing scheme “are not adequate” and has made a list of 15 suggestions for the system, including the initiation of a PIA. Editor's note: The Privacy Advisor recently caught up with Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Allan Chiang for a Q&A.
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