“Privacy” means a state in which anyone is not observed or looks into by other people or something is unique in an age where no one can get access to the enclave of else one online. Now you may aware of the fact that your employers can get access to your social media profiles and can get to know the place where you have grown up, at what places you have done your previous jobs and to whom you have voted for in the current and last election.
So at the end of the day, you will protect your public presence with the great piece of responsibility. Let’s suppose you have got the job, even when the higher authorities such as managers are still digging out rabbit holes. However, if you don’t have any presence on social media platforms, there is a lot that can work out to find out about your history in the professional and non – professional field.
Moreover, when you have got the job and you have become a respectable member of the company, then the phenomenon of employee monitoring get started from video surveillance to keystrokes logging and let the companies know what their employees are up to within the working hours or any moment of the day using the company’s owned devices or personal ones.
Legal concerns about employee monitoring
Legally, employers who are running a company and has provided a company’s owned cell phones of Android, iOS, and others, gadgets such as tablets and pads and even the computer machines. Employers are within their right to monitor workers within the working hours in the name of productivity, data security and to avoid something fishy that can be done by any dishonest employees. However, when it comes to the privacy rights of the employees, this might provide employees bit immunity at the certain point in time. Now the question has arisen has employee monitoring gone too far?
The rising trendy of employee monitoring
It is very common that companies that have high numbers of employees are more likely to keep a check up on their employees within the working hours at least within the working hours and within the premises of the company.
According to the to the study done by the American Management Association, that has been covered by the ABC News, almost 80% of the major companies monitor employees activities on the company’s owned cell phones, gadgets and on computer machines such as email monitoring, browsing history and monitor cell phone calls to the fullest.
However, it also has found that most of the industries are especially vigilant. Moreover, more than 90% of these firms reportedly stated that they have been involved in an act of surveillance on their employees.