The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Sunday, May 29, 2005
On May 13, 2005, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta released an investigation report under the province's Personal Information Protection Act related to overt video surveillance of a workplace. (The Alberta law covers information collected about employees in the provincially regulated private sector.)
The report says it's OK to use overt video surveillance for security and loss management, but not employee management. See the full report here: Report of an Investigation into Collection and Use of Personal Employee Information without Consent: Re R.J. Hoffman Holdings Ltd. (Investigation Report P2005-IR-004).
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