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Privacy in the Workplace

Although Americans take their constitutionally protected right to privacy for granted, they often misunderstand this protection. While there are specific safeguards in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (including, but not limited to, 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure) that limit the government’s ability to legally invade your privacy, these do not extend to corporations. More specifically, there are very few (if any) meaningful safeguards against your employer closely monitoring your every move. Employers often engage in sophisticated electronic monitoring of their employees, and increasingly infringe on personal privacy as standard operating procedure. The 2005 Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance Survey, conducted by the American Management Association and the ePolicy Institute showed that 76 percent of employers...

Privacy in the Workplace
posted on: Jan 9, 2012 | author: privacycast