Privacy in the workplace

Join authors Eloïse Gratton and Lyndsay Wasser, partners at McMillan LLP, for an in-depth look at the privacy issues that can arise in the workplace and how to deal with them. Over the course of the webinar, Eloïse Gratton and Lyndsay Wasser will address the various privacy issues that employers commonly face, and provide a practical guide to private-sector privacy and data protection laws for human resources professionals, managers, and others who are responsible for managing personal information of employees or ensuring that the organization’s employees comply with applicable privacy laws. Attendees will be able to “Ask the Experts”, by posing live questions respecting specific workplace privacy issues throughout the webinar.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about key principles under Canadian privacy laws as they apply to workplace privacy
  • Obtain a basic understanding of the international privacy framework and the legal requirements pertaining to cross-border data transfers;
  • Learn how to properly manage personal information throughout the lifecycle of the employment relationship;
  • Understand what are the best practices for protecting personal information transmitted by fax, email and mail and what are the key steps in handling security breaches;
  • Understand the legal requirements and restrictions applicable to the use of biometric information;
  • Learn about the privacy issues and legal requirements pertaining to the video monitoring of employees inside and outside the workplace, computer monitoring of employees, telephone or audio monitoring of employees, and location tracking of employees;
  • Learn about the legal requirements relevant to conducting social media or other background checks on employees or potential employees;
  • Understand if and when employers can discipline employees for off-duty social media activities that are damaging to the employer;
  • Learn about privacy issues pertaining to the use of websites and online marketing to promote business and anti-spam requirements;
  • Learn about how to develop and administer privacy policies, procedures, training and other elements of a comprehensive privacy infrastructure;

Learn about statutory changes as well as emerging trends in the interconnected areas of privacy and data protection.

This content has been updated on August 23, 2014 at 14 h 13 min.