Hong Kong officials lose personal data on 700 troubled children

Hong Kong – Medical data on almost 700 Hong Kong children and teenagers with social and developmental problems have been lost, the territory’s government admitted Friday.

The records were held on a memory card which was stolen from an unlocked room at a Child Assessment Centre in the city’s Tuen Mun district, the government’s Department of Health said.

The lost data included detailed records of interviews with troubled youngsters including assessments and, in some cases, their photos, identity card numbers and addresses.

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