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Trucking Company Sells Employee’s Work History

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY

May 24, 2013

A Calgary-area trucking company sold an employee’s work history to an industry-specific employee-screening company without her consent, contravening the region’s privacy law, reports The Calgary Herald. The Alberta privacy commissioner has ordered the company to expunge the woman’s records, but the Teamsters want the commissioner to investigate whether the company is allowed to keep the database it claims to have on 160,000 other truck drivers across the country. “This is much bigger than one driver, and the province needs to step in now and ensure personal information isn’t being peddled without permission,” said a Teamsters representative.
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