Aug 122010
 
 August 12, 2010  Breaches, Non-U.S.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed that six local banks have sold the personal information of more than 600,000 clients to unrelated third parties for marketing purposes over the past years. It said some of these institutions, which cannot be named for legal reasons, only stopped selling such data last month following a public outcry over the privacy row involving the Octopus card company. The HKMA said two of the six cases had previously been uncovered by the Privacy Commission two years ago.

Source: RTHK. You can listen to an interview about the matter here.

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