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Canada: OPC issues best practices on video interviews for federal institutions

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada ('OPC') issued, on 13 February 2020, best practices for federal institutions conducting video interviews for staffing processes ('the Best Practices'). In particular, the Best Practices outline that using pre-recorded videos for interview purposes requires federal institutions to consider various privacy matters including, that video recording interviews means a new collection of sensitive personal information which involves outsourcing to a third party, and that such institutions are required to carry out Privacy Impact Assessments when making such modifications to a recruitment programme or initiative. In addition, the Best Practices note that institutions need to ensure that all personal information that has been used, is being used, or is available for use for an administrative purpose, is included in a personal information bank, as outlined in the Privacy Act 1985.

You can read the Best Practices here.