On May 29, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner condemned 48 blind recruitment advertisements (i.e., recruitment advertisements that do not identify either the employer or the employment agency acting on its behalf) for directly soliciting personal data from job applicants, which constitutes unfair collection of job applicants' personal data. Enforcement notices were issued by the Commissioner to the advertisers, directing them to delete the personal data collected unless such data had to be retained under other legal requirements or for a continuing recruitment process in which the job applicant was informed and given the option to demand deletion of personal data.

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