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Monitoring of Workers and Workplace Records in the Internet Age


Lawyer Joe Conforti
Area Employment and Labour


Article originally published in Executive Employment, Volume VII, No. 4, January 2000

Excerpt from "Monitoring of Workers and Workplace Records in the Internet Age":

The use of electronic communications within the workplace and externally has fundamentally changed the modern workplace.  Technological advances have created the ability to collect, store, process, retrieve and communicate enormous amounts of data in ways never before possible.  Enhanced commercial opportunities are obvious.  However, the proliferation in electronic communicatons and storage in the workplace is accompanied by the risk of access to private information - without the consent or even the awareness of the individual.

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