Privacy watchdog demands Facebook tell Hong Kong users personal data was leaked


While the hack occurred in 2019, Ada Chung, privacy commissioner for personal data, notes information taken can ‘still be used’ by criminals. More than three million city residents among those whose usernames, email addresses, birth dates and other information were released over the weekend. — SCMP

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog has renewed its demand that Facebook notify its three million users in the city that their personal data has been leaked online, after the US social media giant failed to respond to a similar request made two days ago.

The city’s privacy commissioner for personal data, Ada Chung Lai-ling, on Tuesday said her office first contacted Facebook’s Hong Kong office on Sunday, the day news broke of a massive leak involving more than 500 million users worldwide.

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