Ca: Employer’s access of medical records for medical leave a violation of privacy

Meghan Cowan reports:

A recent decision dealing with the collection, use and disclosure of employees’ personal information provides a noteworthy lesson for employers when managing sensitive employee medical information.

In a December 2013 decision of the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner, an employee made a complaint under Alberta’s privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), alleging that her personal employee information had been improperly collected, used and disclosed by her employer.

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