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23rd September 2020

WFH | Is it legal to spy on remote employees?

Is it legal to spy on remote employees?

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, employees have been forced to work remotely almost overnight.

Virtual communication and Zoom calls have become an integral part of everyday life to keep workforces connected and to allow businesses to continue ticking over. But, without being able to see and hear what staff are up to in the office, some employers have become suspicious that remote staff aren’t pulling their weight while working from home. This is supported by a recent Bloomberg article which pointed towards an increase in the number of employers ‘panic-buying’ spy software to keep tabs on staff throughout the working day, as well as an increase in the demand for companies providing these services.

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