Source: Hong Kong Information Services
Police said they accepted the investigation report issued by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data today on an incident in Tai Po Mega Mall on December 26 last year and will follow up on its four proposed recommendations.
The force noted that they attach great importance to personal data privacy and are committed to complying with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Officers are also required to abide by the ordinance’s requirements.
Regarding information security and protection of personal data, Police have clear and stringent guidelines and procedures regulating the handling and use of personal data by officers while performing duties.
Police agreed that the officer concerned displaying the reporter’s identity card during the incident was a shortcoming, adding that the officer has been rebuked and a disciplinary review will be conducted with reference to the investigation report’s content.
Noting that the four proposed recommendations will be followed up, Police said the relevant policies and guidelines will be reviewed and training for officers enhanced to ensure that officers of different ranks understand and abide by the ordinance and the related data protection principles.