HIV data leak: Following trail online can help minimise spread, say experts

While it might be too late to undo the leak, Mr Bryan Tan, a lawyer from Pinsent Masons MPillay who specialises in technology law and data protection, said the authorities could chase down the data by monitoring where it cropped up online and followi
While it might be too late to undo the leak, Mr Bryan Tan, a lawyer from Pinsent Masons MPillay who specialises in technology law and data protection, said the authorities could chase down the data by monitoring where it cropped up online and following the digital trail.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - Very little can be done to retrieve the stolen and leaked data on the 14,200 people with HIV if it has been leaked on the Internet because of how easily files are shared online, said experts.

But monitoring data online and following its trail can curb its spread and the damage it does, they added.

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