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Public Surveillance System Privacy Guidelines issued

The office of the BC Information & Privacy Commissioner has issued Public Surveillance System Privacy Guidelines. The guidelines are intended to apply to surveillance systems in open public spaces (including streets, highways, parks) and public buildings (including government buildings, libraries, hospitals and educational institutions). They do not deal with workplace surveillance issues arising where a public body employer wishes to engage in surveillance of employees. The guidelines indicate that workplace surveillance issues will be addressed in a future publication. A link to the Guidelines is in the publications area of the legal resources section of this site.