It seems Big Brother is alive and kicking in the Boardroom these days.
According to a recent Reuters article:
- In 2004, U.S. employers reportedly spent $9 billion on monitoring devices for the workplace
- 76 percent of U.S. companies monitor workers Web site use
- 36 percent of employers track computer content, keystrokes and time spent at the keyboard
- 50 percent store and review employees' computer files
- 55 percent retain and review employee e-mail messages
- Five percent used GPS in company-issued cell phones
- Eight percent used GPS in company vehicles. Five percent of U.S. companies use fingerprint scanning. Facial recognition is used by two percent, and iris scans by 0.5 percent.
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