The focus of this article is on Schedule 2 in Bill 88. It proposes to amend the Employment Standards Act by adding a provision requiring employers that employ 25 or more employees to have a written policy with respect to electronic monitoring of employees.
A municipality in British Columbia showed a “near-complete lack of awareness and understanding” of BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and made no effort to assess potential privacy violations when it implemented employee-monitoring software on the computers of a dozen high-level employees, including the mayor.
A “typical” business can lose five percent of its revenue to fraud according to a recent global fraud study. And organizations are lucky if they detect the fraud at all. Most businesses find out about fraud from a tip, not from strong internal controls.