More rules for employee info protection

Ontario considering new legislation that will have significant impact on workplaces
By Erin Kuzz
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2002

Since the start of this year all federally regulated workplaces engaged in commercial activities have been subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

The act greatly restricts the types of personal information an organization may collect and how it is collected, used and accessed (for more information, click on the related articles link below).

Information must be protected by security safeguards appropriate to the nature and sensitivity of the information, including physical measures (such as locks), organizational measures (such as limiting the distribution of information to a need-to-know basis) and technological measures (such as computer encryption and passwords).