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Personal Information Protection Act - British Columbia and Alberta: Quick Reference - 2017 Edition
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An essential quick reference for understanding the Personal Information Protection Act

This Quick Reference explains what personal employee information can or must be kept by the employer; what it can be used for; with whom it can be shared. It outlines the employer requirements in each province with respect to the collection, disclosure, enforcement rules, process and use of personal information by organizations.

NEW IN THIS EDITION There were several privacy law developments to take note of in 2016. Firstly, there was an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling suggesting that the definitions under different privacy acts should be interpreted in similar ways across the legislative divides. This follows the previous decisions of privacy commissioners suggesting the same thing, and means that decisions under other federal and provincial privacy acts, although not binding under PIPA, will likely be considered influential in how PIPA is interpreted. The second development was the trending topic of increasing technology usage, which was brought before the Alberta Privacy Commissioner in several instances, most notably in refining the privacy issues regarding video surveillance.

About the Author

Lorene Novakowski, B.Sc., LL.B., is a Partner with the Employment, Labour and Human Rights Practice Group of the Vancouver Office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Lorene is also the Regional Chair of the Privacy and Information Practice Group and a member of the Fasken Martineau National Privacy and Information Practice Group. Lorene assists employers and businesses to implement privacy policies and procedures, provides training, assists with access requests and provides timely and strategic advice in the event of a privacy breach. She has acted as counsel in inquiries before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, both in public sector and private sector matters. She has given advice on compliance in cross-border issues involving the B.C. public sector privacy law and assisted clients in negotiating privacy agreements with B.C. public sector bodies. She has given advice in respect of responses to government and law enforcement requests for personal information. She has assisted multinational companies in respect of their Canadian privacy obligations as well as Canadian companies in respect of international privacy rules. She has spoken regularly on various aspects of privacy law and, in particular, has provided numerous training sessions for human resources professionals on their obligations under the Personal Information Protection Act. She has also written articles on privacy and information protection and given interviews on the subject.

Kyla Stott-Jess, LL.B., is an Associate with the Employment, Labour and Human Rights Practice Group of the Calgary Office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Kyla is also a member of the National Privacy and Information Practice Group. In addition to her general employment practice, Kyla assists employers and organizations in reviewing their privacy practices and procedures and has drafted effective policies for organizations to ensure compliance with Alberta’s privacy laws. Her practice extends to advising on the privacy obligations in transferring personal information outside of Canada, as well as replying to access to information and correction requests. Kyla has written a number of articles on employment and labour law issues, including privacy and information protection.