First Reference company logo

First Reference Talks

News and Discussions on Payroll, HR & Employment Law

decorative image

You searched for: "privacy"

Displaying 15 of 234 Results


Privacy considerations when organizations use “bring your own device programs”

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, together with Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of British Columbia and Alberta, created the document, Is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program the Right Choice for Your Organization? in 2015 that is still relevant today.

, , , , , , , ,

Recent reports regarding privacy: 2018-2019 survey of Canadians on privacy and 2017 survey of Canadian businesses on privacy-related issues

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has a mandate to protect and promote privacy rights of Canadians, and this includes conducting public opinion research with the general population and also with Canadian businesses on privacy-related issues.

, , , , , , , , ,

A reasonable expectation of privacy: The application of R v. Jarvis to the employment context

The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v. Jarvis addressed the circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy. While the case directly considered whether certain recordings violated the Criminal Code, the Court’s broad analysis of when a reasonable expectation of privacy exists applies outside the criminal context, with relevance to employers.

, , , ,

R v Jarvis: the Supreme Court of Canada clarifies the interpretation of “reasonable expectation of privacy” in the context of section 162(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada

On February 14, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada made a landmark decision in R v Jarvis with its interpretation of the meaning of “reasonable expectation of privacy” in the context of section 162(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada involving a criminal offence of voyeurism.

, , ,

Privacy Commissioner releases guidance document regarding cannabis transactions and privacy protection

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently released a guidance document to help cannabis retailers and purchasers understand privacy rights and obligations under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

, , , , , ,

Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s consent guidelines are in effect as of January 1, 2019

Last spring, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released an important guidance document concerning meaningful consent. It now applies as of January 1, 2019.

, , , , , , ,

Privacy Commissioner of Canada seeks feedback on breach reporting guidance

On September 17, 2018, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Privacy Commissioner) invited stakeholders to provide feedback on a draft guidance and draft breach reporting form entitled What you need to know about mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards by October 2, 2018.

, , , ,

Privacy Commissioner of Canada provides guidance on meaningful consent

Obtaining meaningful consent represents a significant responsibility, and the Privacy Commissioner has created a checklist to assist organizations in achieving compliance.

, , , , , , , ,

Privacy Commissioner of Canada provides guidance on inappropriate data practices

The Privacy Commissioner has outlined several “No-Go Zones”, and organizations are recommended to avoid collection, use and disclosure of personal information for these inappropriate purposes.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Recent report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Employers who are governed by PIPEDA are recommended to remain informed on these issues because some of the above-mentioned recommendations may become part of future legislative and policy initiatives.

, , , , ,

Privacy Commissioner of Canada creates draft guidance document outlining inappropriate data practices and no-go zones

On September 28, 2017, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada created a draft guidance document providing clarification on inappropriate data practices, specifically focusing on subsection 5(3) of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). This provision is entitled, “Appropriate purposes”, and states that, “an organization may collect, use or disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider are appropriate in the circumstances”.

, , , , , , , , , ,

Proposed privacy breach of security safeguards under PIPEDA

Organizations that have control over an individual’s personal information are recommended to become familiar with the proposed requirements so that they are prepared to respond to the changes.

, , , , ,

Privacy information: Cookieless identification and tracking of devices

On August 21, 2017, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released an informative piece regarding cookieless identification and tracking of devices.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Privacy Commissioner provides some tips for businesses regarding passwords

The Privacy Commissioner Canada has recently released some tips for mitigating risk to businesses involving passwords. One main problem is that individuals use the same password for multiple accounts – this puts them at a much higher risk of experiencing a breach.

, , ,

Social media background checks and privacy laws

Social media has drastically changed the way people communicate and do business. Naturally, employers may want to take advantage of the convenience of performing background checks on social media. But with increased use of social media comes increased risk of a privacy violation.

, , ,

Previous Posts