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Raptor6L View Drop Down

Joined: 02/March/2018
Location: Australia
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    Posted: 02/March/2018 at 21:35
Hi all

I was wondering if QLD have updated their laws regarding workplace surveillance?
I have done a bit of Googling and found that recorded audio is a no-no but cannot find anything about video, apart from an article dated in 2009 that says NSW have laws but QLD had not.

We had some cameras installed in our yard at our workplace. We were told they would be closed circuit and are to keep an eye on traffic coming and going in our yard, which is quite reasonable as we cannot see these places from where our desks and general work area is.

Then they we found out they were put onto our network, which anybody on site can tap into. Not such a big deal really, but finding out by someone saying "ohh saw you doing such and such the other day", was a bit of a surprise.

Now we have now found out they are recording all vision, and they are currently using recorded vision to support a case for disciplinary action.

I'm wondering from a legal point of view, are the workers entitled to be given fair warning that these cameras are recording vision?


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Joined: 09/July/2013
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  Quote DoogleMcFroogle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/March/2018 at 16:15
NSW and VIC have legislation in place. QLD does not so employer can do this. Further info may be available in the Invasion of Privacy Act 1971 ( QLD ) but does not really cover workplace.

May be worthwhile asking Fair Work QLD

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