HK: Labour Dept probes data loss

The Labour Department is investigating the loss of personal data of 56 people who applied for employee compensation. The police and the Privacy Commissioner have been informed. The department said a review had been initiated to prevent a similar occurrence. Labour officers are contacting the affected people to inform them about the incident. The department said the loss was discovered 10 days ago when staff were preparing for meetings at Tuen Mun Hospital on work-related injuries.

It did not say how the documents were lost. But, it said it had halted its arrangements for sending information to hospitals until the review was completed. It said the incident would not affect the processing of injury and compensation claims.

Source: RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong)

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