Further Guidance From the Privacy Commissioner
Following our post, here, regarding the outcome of the investigation conducted by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner ("OIPC") into the District of Saanich spyware complaint, the OIPC has published guidelines for B.C. employers to follow when implementing IT protections to ensure privacy legislation is complied with, found here. In conjunction with the best practices identified in our post, the OIPC's guidelines are a useful reference that can help employers protect their businesses and avoid privacy complaints. It is worth noting that the OIPC’s guidelines are guidelines only and do not have the effect of law. That said, the OIPC has based these guidelines on its interpretation of privacy legislation and they are worth reviewing.