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Workplace Surveillance Outside the Workplace: An Analysis of E-Monitoring Remote Employees

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Amy Vatcha

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Abstract

In the time of Covid-19, working from home has suddenly become the norm. This thematic literature review explores the workplace surveillance landscape for remote workers from an employee perspective. This paper discusses the excessive surveillance that occurs, the technologies that facilitate it, why it erodes trust with employers, and what tools and frameworks employees can use to demand privacy. Employee surveillance is no longer confined to the office space, it is holistic, constant, round the clock monitoring, enabled by new technologies and lowering costs of existing technologies. I argue that remote employee acceptance of workplace monitoring solutions depends on the transparency on data collection from employers, and the exclusive use of the data for security rather than hiring and firing decisions.
How to Cite: Vatcha, A., 2020. Workplace Surveillance Outside the Workplace: An Analysis of E-Monitoring Remote Employees. iSCHANNEL, 15(1), pp.4–9.
Published on 25 Aug 2020.
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