HK Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang is none too pleased
A Hong Kong investment company sparked outrage when they required all women employees to give blood samples so they could find out who left a ‘stain’ in the bathroom. The employees rightfully complained to the ‘privacy watchdog,’ which is a thing, apparently. SCMP reports:
Highlighting the episode among examples of serious breaches of the law, Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang said yesterday that “less intrusive measures” should have been taken to avoid the “outrageous” process.
He said that after an enforcement notice was issued, the company – a local small business – agreed to destroy all of its samples and stop collecting them.
The case came to light after employees who had refused to give samples complained to the privacy watchdog.
To make it even, they should piss test every guy in the company to see who left a Yellow River underneath the urinals, a much more widespread problem.
Two years ago, civil service examiners ruffled some feathers when they required female applicants to describe their menstrual cycles.
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