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Authorities Investigating Data Transfer

PRIVACY LAW—MACAU & U.S.

August 1, 2012

Macau privacy authorities are investigating a U.S.-owned gambling empire over its handling of documents related to a lawsuit by its former CEO, The Washington Post reports. Sands China Ltd. said it has been notified by Macau privacy authorities that an official investigation has been launched into the alleged transfer of data from Macau to the U.S. The former CEO’s wrongful termination lawsuit alleges the company withheld documents, but Sands China lawyers say the files were transferred out of Macau in error. Macau’s privacy regulations “require consent and notification of authorities before personal data can be transmitted out of the territory,” the report states. Hearings have been scheduled for August 30 and 31. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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