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More employees under surveillance

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet) is receiving increased numbers of complaints about measures imposed in the workplace that amount to surveillance of employees. Companies are being caught snooping through their workers’ e-mail, for example, and setting up more surveillance cameras.

“We’re seeing a continual increase of this type of activity,” Bjørn Erik Thon, director of Datatilsynet, told newspaper Dagsavisen. “Many (employees) feel this is uncomfortable.”

New technology has made it possible for employers to collect and analyze information about employees’ movements and how their work assignments are carried out. The tools involved include everything from GPS systems to camera surveillance, along with access to electronic correspondence.

In some cases, companies have gone through employees’ e-mail after they’ve quit. “We view that as serious legal violations,” Thon said.

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