Ethical issues surrounding the asymmetric nature of workplace monitoring

John D. Bustard*

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Abstract

Public discussion of the privacy concerns of individuals has focused on protecting them from criminal attacks, government spying and the manipulation of consumers by businesses. While these are important areas of concern, there is also a significant ethical and societal risk from privacy intrusion from other sources, such as employers. Many employers gather extensive and highly personal information on their staff. The availability of this information is often asymmetric, with higher status employees having correspondingly greater access to the personal data of others. This paper examines some of the risks inherent in this asymmetry and discusses to what extent existing legal and social measures are sufficient to protect individuals, organisations and society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust - First International Conference, HAS 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Pages226-235
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust, HAS 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8030 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust, HAS 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period21/07/201326/07/2013

Keywords

  • Ethics
  • privacy
  • workplace monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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