European Workers Are Having Their Computer Activities Monitored By Nosy Bosses

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European workers may be completely unaware that their Internet activity is being monitored by employers according to a feature published today by Al-Jazeera.According to the article, companies are increasingly investing in software that allows employers to see exactly how much time workers spend working versus surfing the Internet. However, the greater concern is that it allows bosses to intercept private emails and messages sent by employees.

The biggest problem seems to be in Romania, where according to Al-Jazeera, 40 per cent of multinational companies who set up in the country invest in software to monitor their workers. An estimated €1 million ($1.4 million) was spent on such software last year.

The problem also affects other European nations, the article identifying both Germany and the UK as countries that suffered. Additionally, it noted that it can be extremely difficult to prosecute a breach of privacy of this nature.

You can read all off Dollores Benzic’s Al-Jazeera article here >

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