Jul 242017
 
 July 24, 2017  Featured News, U.S., Workplace Comments Off on Wisconsin company to install rice-sized microchips in employees

Mary Bowerman reports: Welcome to the future? A Wisconsin technology company is offering its employees microchip implants that can be used to scan into the building and purchase food at work. Whether or not to get a chip is up to the employee to decide. Three Square Market, a company that [Read More…]

Jun 232017
 
 June 23, 2017  Surveillance, U.S., Workplace Comments Off on Grand jury subpoenas Pleasant Valley School District employees

Howard Frank reports: The Pleasant Valley School District hired a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney to represent district employees in testimony each are being required to provide to a Monroe County grand jury. The Monroe County District Attorney’s office has not disclosed the subject of the grand jury investigation to the [Read More…]

Jun 162017
 
 June 16, 2017  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Online, U.S., Workplace Comments Off on Revealed: Facebook exposed identities of moderators to suspected terrorists

Olivia Solon reports: Facebook put the safety of its content moderators at risk after inadvertently exposing their personal details to suspected terrorist users of the social network, the Guardian has learned. The security lapse affected more than 1,000 workers across 22 departments at Facebook who used the company’s moderation software [Read More…]

May 112017
 
 May 11, 2017  U.S., Workplace Comments Off on Employers Take Note: Regulations on the Use of Biometric Data

Heather Zalar Steele of Fisher Phillips writes: The use of biometric data is continuously increasing, including in the workplace.  Biometric data may include facial characteristics, hand geometry, a retina/iris scan, a fingerprint or a voiceprint.  Employers often collect and use biometric data to establish records of employee hours, to restrict [Read More…]