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Hi-Tech: Security video only as good as the policy you have for its use | Luigi Benetton

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 8:40 AM | By Luigi Benetton

Your company installed video surveillance equipment. You’re the boss. One day, you see an employee knocking off early. You intend to discipline that employee using video evidence.

Lawyer Mark Hayes thinks that’s a bad move.

As a partner at Hayes eLaw LLP, Hayes handles privacy and data protection matters. When clients who install surveillance video systems for one purpose want to use it for another, he tells them such use isn’t always legally tenable. “We’ve had to advise clients they can’t use it ‘going backwards,’” he...