Workplace Surveillance

Last week ComputerWorld published an interesting article on the new Workplace Surveillance Bill with some fairly major concerns being raised by the Australian Privacy Federation. One quote that stuck out in my mind was:-

“A major concern, from a privacy point of view, is as long as employers meet visibility requirements it is open slather – as long as the surveillance is overt, not covert, there is no requirement to justify the surveillance as reasonable or necessary. There is no requirement for the storage or from preventing the boss from misusing material gained from overt surveillance, as well as no right of access for workers to see the material. …

I will be keeping a watch on the progress.