Cara Waters reports that the newspaper has quickly removed tracking devices from journalists’ desks after a backlash from unions and staff. Did they somehow now think that journalists might not mention or report on the surveillance??
Britain’s Daily Telegraph has sparked outrage from unions and staff after installing workplace monitors on journalists’ desks.
Buzzfeed UK reported employees came into work on Monday morning to find small plastic monitoring boxes attached to their desks.
The journalists were baffled by the unannounced appearance of the boxes and resorted to Googling the brand name only to discover they were wireless motion detectors produced by a company called OccupEye that monitor whether individuals are using their desks.
Read more on Financial Review.