Four Ethical Considerations for Using Employee Monitoring Software on Remote Workers
It is a thin line to navigate
Many employers are dealing with largely remote workforces for perhaps the first time in their histories. And that shift is creating a sudden interest in employee monitoring tools, which essentially allow employers to look at what an end user is doing.
But such tools have become controversial. Recently, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) put out a lengthy report discussing the issues.
“While aimed at helping employers, bossware puts workers’ privacy and security at risk by logging every click and keystroke, covertly gathering information for lawsuits, and using other spying features that go far beyond what is necessary and proportionate to manage a workforce,” the foundation’s Bennett Cyphers and Karen Gullo write.
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