1984 Is Still Fiction: Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace and U.S. Privacy Law

By: Christopher Pearson Fazekas

Electronic monitoring in the workplace has been the subject of relentless public criticism. Privacy advocates argue that technological advancements have given overbearing employers powerful tools to abuse employee dignity in the name of productivity and that new legislation should bolster workplace privacy rights. This iBrief contends that current U.S. legal doctrine governing electronic monitoring in the workplace is fair given the nature and purpose of the workplace, and potential employer liability for employee misconduct.

Cite: 2004 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0015

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