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Proceed with Caution When Remotely Monitoring Employees in the EU

November 20, 2020


One effect of COVID-19 has been a sharp increase in businesses’ use of remote surveillance solutions to protect corporate resources and monitor the productivity and behavior of employees working away from the office for the foreseeable future. Although such tools can provide valuable performance insights and mitigate data loss and other risks, they can also significantly increase a business’s legal risk.

This is especially true for businesses with employees working in the European Union (EU), where employee privacy is typically protected to a much greater extent than in the United States.

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