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Canada Dashboard Digest | University of Manitoba seeks changes to privacy laws on disclosing employee behavior Related reading: Perspective: How proper data can reduce algorithmic discrimination

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Following a pair of instances of professors committing acts of sexual misconduct, University of Manitoba administrations are pushing the province to re-examine privacy laws preventing them from sharing details about the incidents, CBC News reports. Jazz Professor Steve Kirby retired from the school following the allegations against him and was eventually hired at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Kirby was then fired from the school after those who made the complaints about him informed Berklee. The University of Manitoba said the province’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other labor laws prevented the school from revealing information about their investigation of Kirby’s behavior. "I think that privacy laws is … a conversation that is important for us to engage in," University of Manitoba Academic Vice President Janice Ristock said.
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