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Daily Dashboard | Employers continue efforts to monitor staff in the workplace Related reading: FTC Chair Lina Khan opens up on tech enforcement


CNBC reports on the continued rise of employers monitoring their staff in the workplace and whether privacy laws offer any protection from the practices. A 2018 Gartner study found 22% of companies around the world use employee-movement data, 17% monitor work-computer use, and 16% examine Microsoft Outlook and calendar data. Amazon recently received a patent to detect warehouse workers’ location, while Walmart patented a system to listen in on their employees and customers. “Employees are in a difficult position. As more and more consumer privacy laws take shape, we’ve seen that there’s been a concern from companies that those privacy laws don’t apply to employees,” Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien said.
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