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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Tuesday, January 03, 2006
The British Columbia association for Consulting Engineers (CEBC) has started advising its members that they should not be using staff salaries as the basis for quoting fees for projects. Salary multipliers are a common method of quoting in the field, but doing so discloses the personal information of the individual employee (namely, their salary). This advice is restricted to British Columbia, where the Pesonal Information Protection Act applies to employee personal information. While PIPEDA does not apply to employees of consulting engineers in the "PIPEDA provices", it is a good practice to follow. See: Canadian Consulting Engineer - 1/3/2006 - British Columbia engineering firms advised not to use salaries as basis for quoting fees.
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