Companies should adopt the practice of retaining and preserving personal information for only such a period of time as is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the information was first collected or as required by law, and to ensure that the information collected is not used or disclosed for any purpose other than the express and/or implied purpose for which it was collected in the first place.

Of late, the law in Canada has started to recognize that every person has a right to privacy in his/her personal information. As such, given that the recruitment process is one, which naturally involves the collection of information about a candidate, it is highly recommended that employers obtain the candidate’s consent for the collection, use, and disclosure of the information collected. This is particularly important with respect to medical information obtained after a conditional offer of employment has been made.


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