Hidden camera put to the test

Monitoring of principal’s office raises privacy concerns
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/15/2015

The camera was hidden in a clock, discovered by a janitor. It had been in the school principal’s office for months because he was suspected of writing a book during work hours, according to media reports — which is why the Toronto District School Board found itself in the hot seat recently, facing allegations of “invasion of privacy.”


The situation raises, yet again, questions around covert surveillance in the workplace and the legalities involved.