Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog checking whether city residents exposed in massive LinkedIn data leak

The 500m Facebook leak is not the only 500m leak in the news this past week.  There’s also a leak allegedly involving LinkedIn, and now regulators are also looking into that one, too.  Danny Mok reports:

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog was seeking clarifications on Wednesday night from career networking site LinkedIn over residents’ possible exposure from a reported leak of personal data involving 500 million users worldwide.

Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Ada Chung Lai-ling said she was trying to reach out to the United States-based company after online publication CyberNews reported that information on roughly 500 million LinkedIn users was being offered for sale on a popular hacking forum.

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