Is Workplace Surveillance Legal in Canada?

International Journal of Information Security, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 313-321, 2007

9 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2011

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Avner Levin

Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management

Date Written: April 24, 2007

Abstract

A short paper for a non-legal audience. A report on the results of a research project into employer practices with respect to workplace privacy, funded by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions Program. The paper discusses the variety of privacy invasive technologies used by Canadian Employers in order to survey and monitor their workers. It then discusses the legal basis for such workplace surveillance as perceived by the employers, and concludes with an assessment whether, and under what circumstances, such surveillance is lawful in Canada.

Keywords: privacy, workplace, surveillance, Canada, employment

Suggested Citation

Levin, Avner, Is Workplace Surveillance Legal in Canada? (April 24, 2007). International Journal of Information Security, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 313-321, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1760061

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