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Suspected theft of Registration and Electoral Office computers
     The Registration and Electoral Office (REO) today (March 27) found that two notebook computers stored at a locked room in AsiaWorld-Expo, the fallback site of the 2017 Chief Executive Election, were suspected to be stolen. The REO has reported the incident to the Police and will fully assist in the investigation.
     The two computers contain respectively the names of Election Committee members, and the names, addresses and Hong Kong Identity Card numbers of electors of geographical constituencies which have been encrypted in accordance with the relevant security requirements.
     "There has been no information so far showing any leakage of the relevant information. The REO has all along been handling voter registration information very carefully and attaching great importance to the security of the information. The staff have been strictly complying with the security regulations and codes, and the requirement of encryption as required by the Government and relevant organisations in handling important personal data. The REO has reported the incident to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data," a spokesman for the REO said.
Ends/Monday, March 27, 2017
Issued at HKT 23:36
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