Sunday, May 29, 2005

Alberta Commissioner considers overt workplace video surveillance

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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