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April 16, 2018Published Article

Rising Workplace Surveillance Is Here To Stay; Here’s How It Can Be Done Responsibly

The Last Watchdog

Michael Best Partner Elizabeth Rogers’ article, “Rising Workplace Surveillance Is Here To Stay; Here’s How It Can Be Done Responsibly” was featured in The Last Watchdog on April 16, 2018.

“People often recite the cynical phrase that ‘privacy is dead.’  I enthusiastically disagree and believe, instead, that anonymity is dead.

One area where this is being increasingly demonstrated is in the workplace. Employee surveillance has been rising steadily in the digital age. And because it’s difficult, if not impossible, to keep ones digital work life separate from ones digital private life, the potential for abuse to happen while carrying out an employee surveillance program is real.

However, I firmly believe that, together, we can preserve the employee privacy through clearly stated social ‘contracts’ and fair enforcement of same.

Let’s begin with the notion that employees, unless advised otherwise, have a right to privacy in the workplace. However, the scales also tip in favor of the employer to monitor threats to  the company’s intellectual property.”

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