Surveillance in the workplace, can we do it? Should we do it? And is it legal?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11 November 2021
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Surveillance in the Workplace; Data Protection

So many of the topics that we do on "Employment Law at 11" that are fuelled by what big American tech firms are doing, gig economy companies are doing, and this really is no exception. It's kind of born out of the reports on Amazon using extensive surveillance technology to monitor their employees. They've got navigation software, item scanners, wristbands, thermal cameras, security cameras, recorded footage. I mean, who even knew you could do all this?

But they're opening a huge new delivery depot and in Portadown. They're expanding their operations in the Republic of Ireland. So I think this is something that we here in Northern Ireland need to be aware of.

But I mean, it's not just

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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