Employees Being Watched at Work

Posted on January 24, 2006

A new study has found that employees do not have much privacy at work. 90% companies spy on workers in some form according to a study from the ePrivacy Institute and the American Management Association. There are several ways workers are being watched according to an article from the Houston Chronicle. The methods used include everything from monitoring employee website visits to taping calls. At least half also use video monitors.

The article says 75% of companies monitor the websites their employees visit. About half monitor phone calls and 20% actually tape employee phone calls. Over 50% of companies say they use video monitors to watch employees.

The article says technologies like packet sniffers, key loggers, log files, audio and video monitoring, id checking and location monitoring are used to watch employees.

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