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Privacy Law in the Workplace

Recorded Date: November 23, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PST

Speaker: Jill Wilkie

Recording: To access the recording of this webinar, please go here. As a member of SafetyNow, use discount code SAFETYNOW21 to watch the recording for free on demand. All ancillary material is available as a handout with the recording.

In Canada, three overlapping regimes govern privacy rights in the workplace: privacy law, labour law and employment law. Employee privacy is generally the subject of provincial law (if any), except in the case of federal works and undertakings. As a result, privacy rights and obligations can vary by jurisdiction.
In this session, you will learn the basics of privacy law in the workplace, including:
  • a review of applicable privacy legislation
  • a review of privacy torts
  • an overview of consent and what employers can do without consent
  • a review of privacy principles in employee surveillance
  • a discussion of privacy tips and traps for employers regarding social media background checks
  • a discussion of some of the challenges faced by employers
  • an overview of Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act
  • an overview of steps to take in responding to a privacy breach
  • commentary regarding privacy in the remote workplace…and more