Privacy laws check-in

Hey everyone, privacy laws have been a big topic of discussion recently and so we are checking in with a few updates. You can read about the new order that temporarily allows more use of communications and collaborative software tools in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) here. These temporary measures are needed to support “social distancing” (i.e. working from home).

Here are some more details you may want to check in on for yourself or your work:

Hi, Just reminder about Privacy Laws during this time and what has now been passed: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020CITZ0005-000588

When using Facetime, Zoom, non government Skype and such other technology; remember to have permission from the individual first. And if you are using technology for a meeting with staff do not record the meeting, do not use first and last names, SIN, DOB, addresses. Be mindful that all of these platforms collect people’s information. This includes your IP address, email, network provider, location as well as any aspect of the call.

Cari Havens, Quality Service Analyst (CLBC) – March 30, 2020

Thanks to Cari for passing this along.

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