Workplace Surveillance

Open Society Foundations' Future of Work Commissioned Research Papers 2014

19 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2014

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Alex Rosenblat

Data & Society Research Institute

Tamara Kneese

University of San Francisco; Data & Society Research Institute

Danah Boyd

Data & Society Research Institute; Microsoft Research

Date Written: October 8, 2014

Abstract

Employers have long devised techniques and used new technologies to surveil employees in order to increase efficiency, decrease theft, and otherwise assert power and control over subordinates. New and cheaper networked technologies make surveillance easier to implement, but what are the ramifications of widespread workplace surveillance?

Keywords: Workplace surveillance, networked, employment, resistance, digital labor, knowledge economy

Suggested Citation

Rosenblat, Alex and Kneese, Tamara and Boyd, Danah, Workplace Surveillance (October 8, 2014). Open Society Foundations' Future of Work Commissioned Research Papers 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2536605 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2536605

Alex Rosenblat

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Tamara Kneese

University of San Francisco ( email )

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Danah Boyd (Contact Author)

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