FEATURE30 August 2019

I’m all eyes: the rise of workplace surveillance

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Technology is making it possible for firms to gather more information on their employees’ performance and movements. But how is this data being used, and is there a risk that workplace surveillance could leave staff feeling spied upon?

In 1783, the Bank of England appointed a committee to interview employees about the nature of their work, with the aim of understanding more about working practices and identifying failings.

One of the most interesting findings was the extent ...