Sep 092016
 September 9, 2016  Surveillance, U.S., Workplace Comments Off on This employee ID badge monitors and listens to you at work — except in the bathroom

Thomas Heath reports: Do you hog office conversations? Or not talk enough? Does your voice squeal? Do you sit very still at your desk all day? Or do you fidget under stress? Where do you go in the office? How much time do you spend there? To whom do you talk? [Read More…]

Sep 022016
 September 2, 2016  Non-U.S., Workplace Comments Off on Spying on an Employee in France Breaches His Right to Privacy, Even Where He is Committing Breaches of His Employment Contract

Claire Lintingre reports: The French Supreme Court recently ruled that an employer could not rely on the report of a private detective it had hired to spy on one of its employees to obtain an injunction against him because this was a breach of the employee’s privacy and that could [Read More…]

Aug 262016
 August 26, 2016  Court, Surveillance, Workplace Comments Off on Federal Court Green Lights NYC’s Warrantless GPS Surveillance of Taxi Drivers, Denying Them Fourth Amendment Protections While on the Job

From the Rutherford Institute: A federal appeals court has upheld New York City’s program of warrantless and continuous GPS surveillance of taxi drivers, ruling that drivers are not protected by the Fourth Amendment’s bar on unreasonable searches and seizures when on the job. The Rutherford Institute appealed to the Second [Read More…]

Aug 102016
 August 10, 2016  Breaches, Non-U.S., Surveillance, Workplace Comments Off on IPT fines Police Scotland for communications breach of privacy

Fiona O’Cleirigh reports: The UK’s top intelligence court has ordered Police Scotland to pay £10,000 to a former officer after finding that the force unlawfully obtained his communications data, as well as that of other officers. In the 8 August 2016 judgement, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which heard the case in Scotland on [Read More…]