Yes, security records are considered to be personal/private information. The Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) defines personal information as “information about about an identifiable individual”, including employee information. Note that a person’s contact details are not considered personal information.
Therefore, any fob security records or video footage that identifies a person is considered personal information and is covered by British Columbia’s privacy legislation.
Strata corporations handle a significant amount of personal information every day. While the Strata Property Act authorizes strata corporations to collect certain types of information, modern security and video surveillance systems capture large amounts of personal information that expose a strata corporation to liability and obligations under the Personal Information Protection Act.