Information and Privacy Commissioner, et al. v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, et al. (June 11, 2013)
Case # 34890
The respondent union recorded video and took still photos of individuals located near and/or crossing a picket line during a lawful strike. Certain images collected by the union were subsequently placed on posters displayed at the picket line. The images also appeared in newsletters and leaflets available to union members and the public. Complaints were filed with the appellant Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta pursuant to the Personal Information Protection Act. An adjudicator held that the union was prohibited from collecting, using, and disclosing the video and photos without the individuals’ consent.