Hong Kongese police sergeant Lee King-man has alleged the Hong Kong Police Force unlawfully accessed more of his gambling records than court ordered for an investigation, and has brought his claims to the government’s appeals board, the South China Morning Post reports. The sergeant was under investigation for placing bets and bookmaking during office hours, the report states, and the court had allowed investigators access to three months of his records at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The force received 10 months of data. “If they needed extra personal data, they should have applied to the court for a warrant extension or issued a written request to the company in accordance with the (privacy) ordinance,” Lee said. “But they did not do so.” The privacy commissioner for personal data had previously found the police officers had not broken the law, the report adds. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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