Workplace Privacy: State Legislation & Future Technology Questions

This paper from the Center for Democracy & Technology first describes the current legal landscape of employee privacy at the state level, followed by a synopsis of three efforts to create a unified state law. We then use three case studies of workplace technology trends to demonstrate the privacy risks posed by current and future technology, and examine how the current proposals fall short. Finally, we propose methods to mitigate some of these threats through policy, innovation, and legal expectations.