Privacy commissioner asks for more power


The Privacy Commissioner, Allan Chiang, has said the commission would do a better job in prosecuting data protection breaches than the police.

Speaking on an RTHK programme, Mr Chiang said due to limited resources, the police could not put privacy offences high in their list of priorities, and that this had resulted in the low number of prosecutions in the past.

He said the privacy watchdog, with the expertise it has, should therefore be given the power to prosecute.

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