More companies are turning to remote monitoring tools to keep tabs on their employees while working from home.
Companies can access personal emails, social media accounts and instant messages.
The manager of the enterprise had changed the password and logged on to the complainant’s e-mail account every day for a period of six weeks after the employment had ended. Norwegian DPA found that the enterprise lacks a legal basis for accessing e-mail in this manner.
In January, a majority of EU politicians backed a legislative initiative to call for a bloc-wide directive on the issue.
A French court ordered home furnishings giant Ikea to pay some 1.1 million euros ($1.3 million) in fines and damages over a campaign to spy on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers in France.
A recent report said that algorithmic systems typically used in monitoring the performance of warehouse workers have pervaded more and more industries.
The company that helped popularize open office plans and lavish employee perks is trying to reinvent office spaces to cope with workplace sensibilities changed by the pandemic.
For 13% of homeworkers, the employer uses software to monitor whether they are at work.
Apple’s new guidelines prohibit manufacturing partners from collecting biometric data such as fingerprints or facial scans of Apple employees who visit their facilities.
Many jurisdictions have adopted legal requirements that indirectly regulate network monitoring activities, since monitoring typically requires the collection and tracking of IP addresses, device IDs and other data that can be linked to a particular employee’s communication devices.