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Opinion: Denham Distinguishes Herself With Elevator Cases

LOCATION PRIVACY

October 11, 2013

Some might wonder, writes Drew Hasselback for Financial Post, what’s up with all the elevator company privacy cases in BC. However, the three cases brought by Elizabeth Denham’s office against firms using GPS to track their elevator repair vans break significant new ground for location privacy rights, Hasselback argues. “Denham concluded that it’s OK for companies to collect the data, but with two important limits," he writes. "First, companies must inform employees about the tracking before it starts. And second, companies must focus the data collection so it serves a specific purpose; they can’t simply track every movement all the time.”
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