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‘Intrusive tech’ | Employers up the ante with spyware

Employers up the ante with spyware

Working habits have changed exponentially since the COVID-19 crisis begun this year. Working from home has soared, the use of tech has been firmly ingrained into our working day and commuting is now a thing of the past. With so many people continuing to work from home in light of the coronavirus crisis, it seems that monitoring software and surveillance tech has also risen in popularity. In fact, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) one in seven employees have said that this ‘intrusive tech’ has increased at work since the pandemic hit. The TUC has launched a new taskforce to look into the ‘creeping role’ of artificial intelligence (AI) in managing people at work, and discovered that 60% of respondents think that unless carefully regulated, using tech to make...

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