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OIPC: Companies Flouted PIPA

PRIVACY LAW

July 2, 2010

The Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has ruled that two companies violated the provincial Personal Information Protection Act by using the photo of a former employee on disparaging posters after he left the companies, the Edmonton Journal reports. According to the OIPC's investigatory report, which was released on Tuesday, the employers obtained the photo from the man's driver's licence, which he had submitted at the time of hiring. In closing the investigation, OIPC adjudicator Wade Riordan Raaflaub ordered the companies to stop disclosing the man's personal information and ensure that current employees of the companies are made award of the ruling.  
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