The ethics of gathering employee data
Monitoring employees’ health and productivity is growing in popularity, but could have sinister repercussions
It sounds like a dystopian sci-fi novel. Employees fitted with headsets that monitor their brainwaves and emotions, badges that give feedback on how often and in what way they interact with colleagues, and sensors in their clothes that file real-time reports on how fast they are working. Increasingly though, this isn’t fiction.
April 11, 2017