Here is a link to an interesting Postmedia article on how HRSDC is moving to limit use by employees of portable data devices, following several incidents in which external drives containing Canadians’ personal information were lost or misplaced. There are many compelling reasons for employers to control how and when employees can remove data from the workplace, such as preventing data breaches, minimizing wrongful competition by employees or former employees, and avoiding claims for breach of privacy.
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