Advancement of Surveillance Tech Puts Employee Privacy at Risk

Advancement of Surveillance Tech Puts Employee Privacy at Risk

Privacy advocates recently voiced their concerns on a number of new surveillance and monitoring technologies being implemented by companies are said to be putting employee privacy at stake.

One such example is a recently patented system by Walmart which allows the company to listen in on customers and workers. The “Listening to the Frontend” system uses sound sensors to observe customer shopping experience. It is said that the patent filing mentions the use of conversation content as a performance metric.

UPS meanwhile started using sensors that monitor vehicle usage, including data on seatbelt usage, and the opening and closing of the vehicle’s doors.

Another company called Humanyze reportedly makes ID badges that uses Bluetooth, infrared, motion sensors and microphones to monitor employee movement and conversations.

Source: CBS

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