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Companies Plan Social Network Monitoring Programs

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY

May 31, 2012

Research firm Gartner says digital surveillance in the workplace is on the rise, ZDNet reports. Companies are aiming to increase their watch on employees' social networking use, Gartner says, and about 60 percent of corporations will have programs in place to monitor accounts for security breaches and data leaks by 2015. But there are risks of going too far, the report states, such as if an employer were to visit a Facebook page to review an employee's sexuality or marriage status. Meanwhile, CBR also reports on employers' social network monitoring, citing U.S. lawmakers' proposed legislation on the matter and a lack of clarity when it comes to UK laws.
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