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Privacy in the Workplace

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October 1, 2008

Privacy in the workplace

Privacy Commissioner releases workplace guide
Australia's privacy commissioner released a book aimed at helping employees and employers navigate workplace privacy issues. Privacy at Work: A Guide to the Privacy Act for Employers and Employees offers guidance on applying the Privacy Act in the workplace, answering questions about CCTV cameras, email monitoring, workplace drug testing, finger scanning and other issues. The book also contains guidance on handling sensitive personal information.

"Privacy issues at work affect most of us" said Commissioner Karen Curtis. "and it is an area that generates a great range of questions."