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 2017. In particular, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the question of whether or not the Commissioner may order disclosure of solicitor-client privileged documents under FOIPPA in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. University of Calgary. The Court found that the language in section 56 of FOIPPA is not sufficiently clear and unambiguous to pierce solicitor-client privilege and authorize the Commissioner to order disclosure of any solicitor-client privileged records. In addition, this new edition of the book includes examples of orders issued by the Alberta Commissioner on mandatory breach notification and what constitutes “significant harm.”