Legislating privacy

Proposed legislation in Ontario imposes substantial new obligations on employers and gives workers new rights
By Joe Conforti
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Advances in technology have created the ability to collect, store and process vast amounts of data in ways never before possible.

But this widespread availability of information must be balanced with the recognition of personal-privacy interests.

In the workplace, highly personal information is provided by job applicants and workers during the course of employment. This information is disclosed for a variety of reasons, including: