Posts Tagged ‘employee privacy’

More On √úberveillance And Privacy

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

I recently blogged about “6 “Scary Stuff” Privacy Terms IT, Info Sec and Privacy Folks Should Know.”
I was very pleasantly surprised to hear from Dr. Michael G. Michael and his wife Dr. Katina Michael a couple of days ago about the post! (Thank you Michael and Katina!) They provided some additional very interesting information about the term “√úberveillance.” With their permission, here is a large portion of the message they sent to me:


Do Employers Need GPS And Logs When They Have YouTube and Facebook To Monitor Employees?

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

I don’t know why I continue to be surprised at the stupid things some people do, but apparently some people will never realize how much of themselves they are giving away when they post their pictures and other personal information on the Internet. My friend Alec (thanks again, Alec!) pointed me to a perfect example of what a growing number of people are doing…apparently thinking their employers are not savvy enough to be able to use the Internet.


UK Annual Privacy Report: Businesses Need To Give Individuals Access to Their PII, and More Awareness and Training Is Needed

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Monday I talked about France’s 2006/2007 CNIL privacy report. The United Kingdom (UK) also recently released their 2006/2007 data protection report.


Data Protection & Privacy Noncompliance Fines Increasing in France

Monday, July 16th, 2007

The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) made some interesting statements last week in their annual report, covering June 2006 through June 2007, about some fines they’ve given during the past 12 months for non-compliance with their data protection laws.


France Fines Tyco Healthcare: U.S. Companies, You MUST Know and Follow International Data Protection Laws

Monday, May 7th, 2007

In April the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) reported they had issued a $40,972 fine against a subsidiary of U.S.-based Tyco Healthcare in March for inadequate storage safeguards and cross-border transfer of employee personally identifiable information (PII).


Employee Privacy & New Credit Check Law In Washington State Impacts Employers: Joins Similar Laws In 4 Other States

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Doing background checks on potential employees, and regularly for certain positions with significant access to personally identifiable information (PII) or managemen capabilities, has been a growing trend in recent years. Such checks are viewed as ways to help prevent putting untrustworthy and significant at-risk individuals into positions where they could perform malicious and/or criminal activities.