Workplace Monitoring

Today, most organizations use computers in order to create a more efficient workplace. Thanks to modern technology, their employees are able to better the quality and speed with which they carry out their functions and the organization is able to share information with others. However, workplace computers are often also used for personal purposes to the detriment of the organization. Employers wishing to protect their information patrimony or ensure workplace efficiency might consider monitoring their employees’ activities. Even though the computers used to carry out business functions are owned by the employer, the Workers’ Statute and the Data Protection law restrict any monitoring that may be effected.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

When may an employer monitor workplace activities?
How does privacy apply to workers’ professional activities?


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