Hong Kong May Outlaw Sale of Consumers' Personal Data, Apple Daily Reports
Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Roderick Woo proposed introducing a law to make it a criminal offence for companies to sell customers’ personal data, after Octopus Holdings Ltd. sold clients’ information for HK$44 million, Apple Daily reported.
Woo will finish a preliminary report on the Octopus case before his term ends July 31, the Hong Kong-based Chinese- language newspaper said, citing the commissioner.
Octopus cards are used like electronic cash by millions of Hong Kong people making purchases such as train tickets, fast- food meals and convenience store products.
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