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With modern technology, it increasingly seems that our private and work lives are merging. Employees use company cell phones for personal calls, use office computers for Facebook, and may even have a home office where they store corporate records and files. With this new workplace dynamic, what are employers entitled to access? Can they view emails, browser history and search computer cookies? For that matter, what can employees request from their employers?

This timely discussion will discuss this interesting and evolving relationship. In The Devil in the Details, employment lawyers Keri Grenier and David Brown will explore traditional management rights that employers have relied upon and new challenges being presented by smart phones, social media, and the Personal Information Protection Act.

You Will Learn:
  • Introduction to the law of privacy
  • Using privacy policies
  • Privacy in the employment context
  • Consequences of Privacy Breaches

Meet your instructor

David Brown

Kent Employment Law

David  is an individualist. His nonconformist mindset and passion for  transformation set him apart in a profession steeped (and sometimes  mired) in tradition. Where others spot problems, David sees possibility  and promise. He understands and appreciates not just the practice but  the business of law. Add to all this his disarming wit, bellowing voice,  and lofty stature, and there's no mistaking him in a crowd. A trusted workplace advisor to both companies and individuals in BC's  Interior, David was the ideal choice to break new ground with our Kelowna office.  Firm in his belief that a successful business is not one based on "zero  sum" relationships (where one person suffers so that the other may  thrive), he looks forward to supporting Okanagan employers and employees  in the practice of sustainable employment and to surrounding himself  with like-minded clients. A prolific and plain language legal writer, David is the founder of a thought-leading employment law blog  that covers timely and novel topics in an accessible and engaging way.  He is also a dedicated community contributor, with active memberships in  an extensive network of local professional and philanthropic endeavours  including Junior Chamber International (Kelowna), Pathways Abilities  Society, Kelowna Community Resources and Chartered Professionals in  Human Resources of BC & Yukon and executive positions on the Human  Rights and Employment Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association (BC).

Course Curriculum

    1. Privacy in the Workplace

    1. Course Survey

About this course

  • 2 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content