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.
Lorene Novakowski, B.Sc., LL.B., is a Partner with the Employment, Labour and Human Rights Practice Group of the Vancouver Office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Lorene is also the Regional Chair of the Privacy and Information Practice Group and a member of the Fasken Martineau National Privacy and Information Practice Group. Lorene assists employers and businesses to implement privacy policies and procedures, provides training, assists with access requests and provides timely and strategic advice in the event of a privacy breach. She has acted as counsel in inquiries before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, both in public sector and private sector matters. She has given advice on compliance in cross-border issues involving the B.C. public sector privacy law and assisted clients in negotiating privacy agreements with B.C. public sector bodies. She has given advice in respect of responses to government and law enforcement requests for personal information. She has assisted multinational companies in respect of their Canadian privacy obligations as well as Canadian companies in respect of international privacy rules. She has spoken regularly on various aspects of privacy law and, in particular, has provided numerous training sessions for human resources professionals on their obligations under the Personal Information Protection Act. She has also written articles on privacy and information protection and given interviews on the subject.
Keri Bennett, J.D.