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First ‘smart prison’ at Tai tam

The Correctional Services Department will introduce the city’s first “smart prison” to help officers manage inmates.

Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution in Shek O will be transformed into Hong Kong’s first smart prison next year after more than 40 trials in correctional facilities such as Lo Wu Correctional Institution and Pik Uk Prison.

Smart wristbands that record prisoners’ heart rate and whereabouts and a CCTV with video analytic monitoring functions will be put in use to help detect inmates’ abnormal behavior, such as self-harm, fighting and entering prohibited areas, more efficiently. The CCTV system also includes facial recognition for tracking.

Source: First ‘smart prison’ at Tai tam | The Standard

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner to review ageing data protection law after ‘major data leaks’

The head of Hong Kong’s data privacy watchdog said on Tuesday that he would review a 22-year-old data protection law following a series of “major data leaks” in the city that affected more than half a million people.

As well as a recent hack into an inactive database owned by Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) that held information on 380,000 customers, a number of cyberattacks also targeted databases belonging to travel agencies, involving some 220,000 clients.

Source: Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner to review ageing data protection law after ‘major data leaks’ | South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s DPA Releases Two Reports on Privacy

he Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (the Privacy Commissioner) Mr Stephen Kai-yi WONG released two reports, namely “2017 Study Report on User Control over Personal Data in Customer Loyalty and Reward Programmes” and “Inspection Report: Personal Data System of An Estate Agency in Hong Kong”.

Source: Media Statement