Others affected included executive council members Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee and Ronny Tong Ka-wah, former secretary of justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie and lawmakers such as Starry Lee Wai-king, chairwoman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data said it received 315 complaints and inquiries related to the leak and had contacted operators of the relevant social media platforms to remove the information.
Lee said on Facebook on Friday night: “I am incredibly angry at the people who have breached the privacy of others. The consequences of their actions will be unpredictable.”
Under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, personal data collected and disclosed for the unlawful purposes of bullying, incitement and intimidation is illegal and unfair, according to the watchdog. Those who reveal personal data without a subject’s consent and which causes psychological harm to the subject may be fined up to HK$1 million and jailed for five years.