Who’s Spying on You at Work?

My spin: Using technology to spy or monitor employee’s computer use has its place. However a more successful strategy might be to enabled employees to use computers but have clear policies and harshly punish those who go out of bounds. Letting go – to get?
News Factor News Clip: The pressure on employers to monitor their employees’ computer activity has increased dramatically in the last few years. Companies now can be held liable for a broad range of employee misconduct, such as sexual harassment or using unlicensed software. Two laws passed since the mid 90s have created new employer responsibilities for storing employee communications, and officers of companies that fail to comply with these measures can be held personally accountable. The most obvious consequence has been a sharp upsurge in the use of surveillance technology. (full story)

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