Ontario announced that later this month, in an effort to protect the privacy of employees, it will be the first province to introduce legislation requiring employers to tell their workers if and how they are being monitored electronically.
On January 1, 2023, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will go into effect and California employers will be required to develop a compliance model to address the range of new privacy rights granted to their workforce members under the law.
On December 21, 2021, the Brazilian Data Protection Authority (ANPD) updated instructions on how and when data subjects can file a complaint against a data controller for possible violation of the their rights under the General Data Protection Law (LGPD).
It is becoming increasingly common for employees in the Netherlands to record the smartphone conversations they have with their employers in order to collect evidence, exert some pressure, or for use in court proceedings, including for dismissal.
While employers generally provide some form of notice of electronic monitoring, as a matter of practice, in their employee handbook, New York now requires transparency about workplace monitoring as a matter of law.
A discussion of steps employers can take in advance of the CRPA compliance deadline, including building a CPRA compliance team, data retention, vendor management and watching for other state law developments.