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Surveillance of online activities a last resort says CIPS, privacy should be respected

News | 11/15/2000 5:00 am EST

Privacy concerns should take precedent over the need to monitor employees’ behaviour on the Net and in email, says the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS). The organization, Canada’s largest IT professional association, has issued a position paper recognizing that employees’ privacy, while not an absolute right in the workplace, should be respected except in cases of law enforcement or protecting the rights of others.

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