NEWS RELEASE - July 8, 2005
Surreptitious keystroke logging by employers held illegal in Alberta
In a precedent-setting case, the Alberta Privacy Commissioner has ruled that surreptitious employee monitoring by way of keystroke logging violates that province's public sector privacy law. The case was brought by an individual who lost his job as a computer technician at a public library after he discovered and complained about a keystroke logging program that was monitoring his computer use. The individual represented himself, relying on legal advice provided by the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).