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Opinion: Tracking Has Limits

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY

September 13, 2013

An editorial published by Postmedia News comments on rulings by BC’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) that employers may track their employees through cellphones and GPS, cautioning, “employers will be wise to exercise that right fairly and within reason.” Noting employers have the right to ensure employees are not illegally or unethically using company computers and networks, the editorial suggests, however, “Employers' rights are not unrestricted—employees are allowed a reasonable level of privacy, according to a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2012.”
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