Protest data breaches threaten HK’s hub ambitions

The Macau Daily Times reports:

Hong Kong’s ambitions to be an international data-center hub are a potential casualty of the city’s mass protests.


Last month, dozens of protesters were arrested after being treated in the emergency ward of a public hospital following battles with riot police. The city’s Hospital Authority subsequently denied leaking patient data – despite the discovery of an internal document labeled “for police” that listed names of protesters seeking medical treatment, according to the South China Morning Post. At around the same time, the personal information of more than 800 police officers was hacked and released online.

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