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Hong Kong Government Loses Laptops Containing Personal Data of 3.7 Million Voters (hongkongfp.com) 19

New submitter fatp writes: Hong Kong Free Press reports that the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) has lost two laptops containing the personal data of all 3.7 million voters after the chief executive election [on Sunday]. The REO said "the personal data was encrypted and there was no evidence that it had been leaked." Only 1,194 people had right to vote in the election.
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Hong Kong Government Loses Laptops Containing Personal Data of 3.7 Million Voters

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    The article doesn't state only a subset can actually vote but that the data loss also contained their equivalent to the electoral college's full names as well.

  • the 1194 votes (Score:5, Informative)

    by SYSS Mouse ( 694626 ) on Tuesday March 28, 2017 @05:27PM (#54131029) Homepage

    The election committee has 1200 people, which covers a variety of official posts, industry representatives, etc. Some are ex officio (e.g. Legislative Council members) . Three member posts are vacant and three members are overlapped (i.e. hold mulitple posts due to their ex officio posts).

    • Thanks for explaining what "Only 1,194 people had right to vote in the election." was apparently supposed to mean.

      Maybe next time we can get the summary written in English.... I know, new here.

  • Just build a Great Firewall and make the mainland pay for it.

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