Keystroke logging illegal?

There have been recent reports saying that keystoke logging (an employer adding software to monitor the keystrokes of employees) has been declared illegal. They are based on a decision of the Alberta Privacy commissioner. The decision really does not go that far however. Yes, it came down hard on the intrusiveness of it, and decided that it violated the privacy legislation.

It was, however, based on public sector privacy legislation as it affected a public library, not private sector privacy legislation. And it merely decided that in this case there were other means available to determine if the employee was making improper use of work time and resources.

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GeneralDavid Canton