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    Cathay Pacific Fights Ruling By Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner

    Cathay Pacific Airways is objecting to a 2007 ruling by the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner that the airline must end its policy of requiring employees with a high number of absences to hand over their medical records. The Privacy Commissioner said the company acted “unfairly” by requiring employees to either release their data or face disciplinary action. Such actions “contravened the requirements of the” Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, the commissioner said.  The airline has filed a lawsuit claiming the commissioner “erred” in law, reports the Standard

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