Hong Kong privacy watchdog warns data management firm over possible exposure of credit histories of 180,000 people

Sammy Heung reports:

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog has threatened to take legal action against a data management firm for failing to protect the credit histories of about 180,000 people from unauthorised access.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data on Thursday said it received a complaint in December 2021 from an individual who found his credit data stored in a database called TE Credit Reference System had been accessed by eight money lending companies without his consent.

Read more at South China Morning Post.

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