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Employee privacy in the US is at stake as corporate surveillance tech monitors workers' every move

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Apr 15, 2019 9:57 AM 6+ day ago

Employee privacy at stake as corporate surveillance tech monitors workers every move...

Employee privacy in the US is at stake as corporate surveillance technology monitors workers' every move

The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance. Life on the job, privacy advocates fear, is rapidly turning into life under a managerial microscope.

Overall, corporate interest in surveillance seems to be on the rise. A 2018 survey by Gartner found that 22% of organizations worldwide in various industries are using employee-movement data, 17% are monitoring work-computer-usage data, and 16% are using Microsoft Outlook- or calendar-usage data.

Employers say it helps them boost productivity. Employees cringe at this invasion of privacy.

Earlier this year, Amazon received a patent for an ultrasonic bracelet that can detect a warehouse worker's location and monitor their interaction with inventory bins by ...

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