What do the Big Data Guidelines Mean for Employers?

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Aug 01, 2017

On August 1, 2017, Borden Ladner Gervais released an article on what employers should consider as a result of the release of the "Big Data Guidelines" by the office of Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) in May 2017.

The Big Data Guidelines are for organizations that engage in the collection, use and analysis of increasingly large-scale bodies of data.

And employers should care about big data because big data tools are valuable for attracting talent, managing productivity, and accurately assessing the effectiveness of one's workforce in increasingly competitive marketplaces. At the same time, employers must take appropriate measures to ensure that the big data tools they invest in are delivering results as promised without crossing legal boundaries that trigger new liabilities. To these ends, the Big Data Guidelines offer numerous valuable points of guidance and direction.

Review the article on Borden Ladner Gervais' website and the Big Data Guidelines on the IPC's website.

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