Privacy commissioner blasts video surveillance of employees

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner pulls no punches in criticizing employer’s use of web cameras, calling them omnipresent and stifling
By Todd Humber
|Canadian Employment Law Today

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has ruled that an employer violated the rights of its workers when it used web cameras to monitor them.

A former employee of an Internet service provider made the complaint to the commissioner. The employee felt the company was acting contrary to the

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)