People Working From Home ‘Are More Likely To Be Spied On By Their Boss’
Chattanooga, TN – Pulse
If you’re still working from home, could your boss be spying on you? The Trades Union Congress (TUC) in the UK, says 60 percent of workers reported being subject to some form of technological surveillance and monitoring at their current or most recent job, a number seven percent higher than in 2021. Workplace surveillance tech reportedly took off during the pandemic as employers shifted to more remote forms of work, and can include monitoring of emails and files, webcams on work computers, tracking of when and how much a worker is typing, and tracking calls and movements made by workers. As a result, the TUC is calling for an Employment Bill, which would include the right to disconnect, as well as digital rights to improve transparency around use of surveillance technology. The government responded to the report saying it was wholeheartedly committed to improving and upholding workers’ rights.