3.7M Hong Kong Voters' Personal Data Stolen

Government (International) // Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government reported two laptops holding the personal information of 3.7 million registered voters and 1,200 electors went missing from an election location.

The Registration and Electoral Office filed a police report Monday for the laptops, which were stored at a backup location for the chief executive election that took place Sunday, South China Morning Post reported. Though officials said the data is encrypted, it could include voters’ names, ID numbers, addresses and cellphone numbers. 

Hong Kong’s privacy office in a statement said it would review the incident.