Canada Dashboard Digest

Bus Driver's Privacy Debated

PERSONAL PRIVACY

August 12, 2011

CBC News reports on a bus drivers' union claims that a Société de Transport (STO) driver's privacy was invaded when a passenger recorded him filling out paperwork while driving his bus in Gatineau, Que. The passenger posted the video to YouTube. Quebec's privacy commission said that the STO falls outside its jurisdiction because it is a nonprofit organization. The information and privacy commissioner of neighboring Ontario, Ann Cavoukian, described the union's claims as "outrageous," saying, "When you are performing a job, in this case a public service involving public safety...you do not have a privacy interest because your work should be transparent."
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