25 October 2010

Greens moving to protect worker privacy

| johnboy
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The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan has announced she’s bringing the Workplace Privacy Bill into the Legislative Assembly:

“New technology enables surveillance to become ever more pervasive, and this bill represents an important protection to Canberra workers’ privacy,” Ms Bresnan said.

“Despite most businesses having some form of surveillance, there are currently no regulations at all.

“Our bill will ensure that workers are aware they are being watched, and what they are being watched for, whilst retaining an employer’s right to conduct reasonable surveillance of the workplace.

“This reform will limit covert surveillance to when it can be proved necessary to detect unlawful activity, and prohibits surveillance of private non-work areas such as change rooms, toilets, prayer rooms and parenting facilities.”

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Bit pointless really. Getting your work to tell you they read your work emails, this shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone.

No cameras in staff toilets?? This is not a pressing issue of the day.

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