Privacy ruling establishes‘reasonable person test’

Telus wins case against employees refusing voice password consent
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/17/2006

A case at the Federal Court arising from four Telus workers’ refusal to take part in a voice authentication program has raised more questions than it answered regarding the application of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

Among those questions is whether a union has any standing at all in a privacy case that invokes PIPEDA. The privacy legislation took effect in 2004 as the default privacy protection law governing all private-sector, commercial transactions in provinces that don’t have a similar law.