Surveillance of Employees in Ireland - Protecting Employee Rights in the New Digital AgePosted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 21 July 2023
By Fiona Egan, Orla Veale Martin and Rebecca Dooley, Kennedys Law
Automated surveillance of employees by their employers is not a new practice and originates as far back as the Industrial Revolution. However, with technological advancements and the COVID-19 pandemic having escalated new ways of working, including remote working, the monitoring of this work has been called into question.
This is particularly so in light of the increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in software that monitors user location as well as user activity, such as keystroke and computer activity and eye tracking.
Whilst there is often a genuine business need that underpins a certain level of employee
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This article is correct at 21/07/2023
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