Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance

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Description

Sub-title: "As management seeks more oversight of workers away from the office, campaigners fight for privacy to be respected."

In this article, published in the Guardian/Observer on September 27th 2020, Dr Claudia Pagliari and other experts discuss how the massive transition to working from home, during the COVID19 pandemic, is raising new ethical challenges for employees' privacy. Extreme examples include bosses spying on workers through covert technologies. At a lower level, it includes extensions of existing approaches for tracking work-related behaviour and performance using digital platforms. The article reflects on how to find the right balance for enabling remote work to proceed effectivenly while avoiding zealous over-reach into people's personal spaces and private lives.

Period27 Sep 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleShirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Guardian
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date27/09/20
    DescriptionSub-title: "As management seeks more oversight of workers away from the office, campaigners fight for privacy to be respected."

    In this article, published in the Guardian/Observer on September 27th 2020, Dr Claudia Pagliari and other experts discuss how the massive transition to working from home, during the COVID19 pandemic, is raising new ethical challenges for employees' privacy. Extreme examples include bosses spying on workers through covert technologies. At a lower level, it includes extensions of existing approaches for tracking work-related behaviour and performance using digital platforms. The article reflects on how to find the right balance for enabling remote work to proceed effectivenly while avoiding zealous over-reach into people's personal spaces and private lives.
    Producer/AuthorAlex Hern
    PersonsClaudia Pagliari

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • Future of Work
  • Surveillance
  • Data Ethics
  • Digital Ethics
  • Privacy
  • Working from Home
  • Human Resources
  • Workforce Analytics