Data Protection Implications of Modern Employee Monitoring Software

(2021) 33 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 101

Posted: 22 Mar 2021

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Benjamin Wong

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

A wide array of employee monitoring software products has emerged on the market. Employee monitoring software may enable employers to manage their employees more efficiently, and to protect their organisational and business interests more effectively. However, the use of employee monitoring software presents novel data protection issues, which must be addressed in order to secure employees' right to data protection, and avoid breaches of data protection law by employers. This article examines the capabilities of modern employee monitoring software available on the market, and highlights the various data protection issues that may arise from the use of such software. It will also discuss the use of employee monitoring software from a broader policy perspective.

Keywords: Data Protection Law, Employment

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Wong, Benjamin, Data Protection Implications of Modern Employee Monitoring Software (2021). (2021) 33 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 101, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3805442

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