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The interaction between employees, prospective employees, and employers continues to present new privacy challenges. Virtually every organization grapples with privacy in both recruitment processes and ongoing employee and HR management. Panelists will discuss the thought-provoking area of employee privacy and surveillance, including the latest directions from courts and emerging best practices to deal with the latest challenges.

Topics include:

  • Do employees have a free-standing right to privacy in Canada?
  • Conducting workplace investigations
  • GPS tracking and surveillance
  • Social media issues
  • Providing employee contact information to unions
  • Emerging privacy torts
    – Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Private Facts
    – Intrusion upon Seclusion
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing – Random testing
  • Providing employee information to unions
  • Damages for workplace privacy breaches – How much is privacy worth?
  • Striking the right balance between employee and employer rights – case law update


  • Alex Cameron, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


  • Scott T. Williams, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP (Toronto)

  • Vicki L. Giles, McLennan Ross LLP (Edmonton)

This session will include a live online Q&A with the faculty.

This webinar is the last of eight in the OsgoodePD Webinar Series: Key Issues in Privacy and Information Management. Register for the whole series and take advantage of a unique opportunity to get the latest updates on privacy issues from an outstanding faculty of experts from across Canada.

Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.

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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web-On Demand

Date Recorded
December 20, 2016
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$149 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • In-house counsel
  • Chief privacy officers, chief information officers and other privacy professionals
  • Lawyers advising on privacy and IT issues
  • Lawyers advising on labour and employment issues
  • IT professionals who are responsible for privacy matters
  • Human resources professionals

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