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App Allows for Criminal Records Searches

PERSONAL PRIVACY—HONG KONG

October 15, 2012

Time Out reports on a mobile app that allows users to search for individuals’ and companies’ criminal histories. Do No Evil costs $1 per search and scans more than two million litigation records by name and address. The report quotes a man who said the app violated his privacy, preventing him from gaining employment based on his past. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has received inquiries on the app, a spokesman said, but hasn’t received official complaints.
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