Employee Privacy Analytical Essay by BrainC

Employee Privacy
A discussion about whether employers have the right to monitor computer and Internet usage of their employees.
# 52824 | 1,318 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 22, 2004 in Computer and Technology (Internet) , Business (Human Resources) , Ethics (General)

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This paper addresses the sensitive and controversial issue of employee privacy versus the need of employers to monitor and control the Internet and computer usage of their employees. The paper addresses both the legal and moral issues surrounding this problem. It looks at techniques used by employers and also asks whether the problem can be solved at all.

From the Paper:

"Although computers have been commonplace in the workplace for several decades, the Internet has not. Today however, there are few companies, large or small, that do not have Internet access. This new technology has created ethical debates throughout the business world. Having Internet access allows employees to explore Web sites of personal interests and conduct personal correspondence by email while at work. Prior to this technology, an employer could generally tell if an employee was busy performing work tasks or loafing about reading a magazine. However, today it is not so easy. It is difficult for an employer to know whether a worker is gathering business data or checking out vacation spots. Rather than writing those quarterly reports, an employee may be involved in an on-line chat room. In response to this dilemma, employers have begun monitoring its employee computer usage. This has raised many questions concerning an employee right to privacy and an employer's right of security and production."

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