Privacy commish okays GPS on work vehicles

Decision defines specific uses for which employers can use tracking devices
By Allan Mohammed
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 03/10/2010

The use of global positioning systems (GPS) on company vehicles may be of concern to employees who might feel the boss is looking over their shoulder. However, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently ruled it is acceptable when used for certain purposes in the second case in which the privacy commissioner considered the use of GPS in an employer’s fleet of vehicles under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).