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CMAB further follows up on computer theft case

     Regarding the suspected theft case of two notebook computers stored in a locked room at AsiaWorld-Expo, the fallback site of the 2017 Chief Executive Election, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (CMAB) said it has attached great importance to the case and has requested the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) to submit a detailed incident report as soon as possible.

     "We have been liaising closely with the Police and also learned that the Police have accorded high priority to it and classified the case as theft. The Police are making every effort in launching a thorough investigation which includes taking statements with relevant persons related to the case and checking the closed-circuit television footage," a spokesman for the CMAB said.

     "The CMAB has already instructed the REO to fully assist in the Police investigation of the case. Since the criminal investigation is still in progress, it is inappropriate for us to make further comment on it but we hope that the truth could be found soon.

     "At the same time, the CMAB has requested the REO to submit a detailed incident report which should include the process of delivering the computers concerned from the REO office to AsiaWorld-Expo, computer data security and the various security measures that had been put in place in the room. The report should also state if there is any maladministration."

     Apart from the above, the CMAB understands that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) has initiated a compliance check in relation to the incident. If the PCPD makes any recommendations on improvement measures, the REO will follow up and implement accordingly.

Ends/Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Issued at HKT 19:35