10 Jul Hong Kong IT Legislator Apologizes for Petition Data Leak
Charles Mok, Hong Kong’s IT legislator, issued an apology last Saturday after learning that the personal information of his petition’s signatories may have compromised due to a breach that hit Typeform, an online survey service provider.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data immediately voiced its concern after Mok revealed that the breach had affected around 15,000 city residents who signed his petition calling to shorten polling times for city elections last year. The compromised information included their names, opinions and 9,500 email addresses.
It was also reported that the Typeform breach had also affected dozens of organizations around the world, including Travelodge, Fortnum & Mason, and UK political party the Liberal Democrats.