Survey of (Mostly Outdated and Often Ineffective) Laws Affecting Work-Related Monitoring
33 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2017 Last revised: 13 Jun 2018
Date Written: August 13, 2017
This article reviews various laws that affect work-related monitoring. It reveals that most of our privacy laws were adopted well before smartphones and the Internet became ubiquitous; they still hunt for physical secluded locations; and, because they are based on reasonable expectations of privacy, they can easily be circumvented by employer policies that eliminate that expectation by informing workers they have no right to privacy in the workplace. This article concludes that the future — indeed the present — does not bode well for worker privacy.
Keywords: Privacy, Workplace Monitoring
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