Privacy in the Workplace Persuasive Essay by Quality Writers

Privacy in the Workplace
This paper looks at the issue of workplace privacy and discusses trends in workplace surveillance.
# 103877 | 1,194 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on May 29, 2008 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Labor Studies (General)

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In this article, the writer discusses the issue of workplace privacy and the concerns that accompany this issue. Several individuals were interviewed via email for the purpose of this paper and their opinions are noted. Additional research regarding workplace privacy and future trends in workplace surveillance are discussed in detail. The suggestion is made that existing legislation regarding employee privacy protections are insufficient and clearly weighted towards the employer.

Interview One-HR Administrator
Interview Two-IT Administrator
Additional Research Related to Workplace Privacy

From the Paper:

"Additionally, as technology continues to advance and new and novel ways of monitoring employees are conceived, the threat to workplace privacy seems certain to crossover directly to employees' personal privacy domains. One example of such new technologies being gradually adapted to employee surveillance and monitoring is the use and application of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. RFID technology is a radio enabled computer chip that is now in widespread use in the retail and foodservice industries among many others, which allows for more accurate and better types of data regarding products to be tracked and recorded by allowing easy reading and scanning of these products without ever being handled. While the use of RFID technology in the workplace might seem far-fetched and it certainly is not in widespread use by any stretch of the imagination, the fact that some foreign governments such as Mexico's judicial branch have implanted an RFID chip in some workers in order to control access to sensitive areas of its facilities should be alarming."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Deal, W. F. (2004). RFID: A Revolution in Automatic Data Recognition. The Technology Teacher, 63(7), 23+.
  • Spinello, R. A. (2002). Regulating Cyberspace : The Policies and Technologies of Control /. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.
  • Waters R. (2006). US group implants electronic tags in workers. Financial Times, 12 February 2006.
  • Weissert W. (2004). Chip implanted in Mexican judicial workers. Associated Press, 14 July.

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