March 28, 2006

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David Webb on HK privacy scandal

David Webb details the full background and the lack of government action over the massive invasion of privacy when data about people who had complained about the police was posted on the net. Even if you've been following the case in the HK papers, you need to read the whole thing. Hong Kong's government keeps pushing its high-tech credentials but the lack of reaction is stunning. When the top management of the MTR KCR feud Donald Tsang drops everything to sort it out, but when 20,000 people's data is plastered on the net, there's nothing. It would be amazing if it weren't so predictable. One can imagine that if the leak had been of top civil service pay and benefits, the reaction would have been very different.

Update (3/29)

Naturally now the contractor at the heart of the scandal is pinning the blame back on the IPCC.

posted by Simon on 03.28.06 at 04:40 PM in the Hong Kong category.


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Got to take issue - David Webb went to the SCMP so he could get his URL plastered on the newspapers.

Yes I am sure he was shocked but he immediately saw a way of getting a hell of a lot of promotion out of this. The only person responsible for making the list so easy to find online was David himself.

This of course is something that has been extensively debated in the comments sections of the various posts FH has run on this.

posted by: Flagrant on 03.29.06 at 11:26 AM [permalink]

And minor correction, KCR management, not MTR.

posted by: Tom - Daai Tou Laam on 03.29.06 at 01:28 PM [permalink]

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