Employers adopt surveillance software for remote workers


As working from home expands, employers are ramping up surveillance using the features built into software such as Microsoft Teams and Slack, which report when employees are active, or requiring employees to attend early-morning video conferences with webcams switched on. In early 2020, PwC developed a facial recognition tool to log when employees are away from their home computer screens.


Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/27/shirking-from-home-staff-feel-the-heat-as-bosses-ramp-up-remote-surveillance
Writer: Alex Hern
Publication: Observer