Keystroke tracking, screenshots, and facial recognition: The boss may be watching long after the pandemic ends

Worker Surveillance

Source: Danielle Abril and Drew Harwell
Affiliation: The Washington Post

This article describes how companies track their employees through video feed data/facial recognition, keystroke tracking, and screenshots. This type of tracking skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic as more employees began to work from home. The intention of the tracking is to ensure employees don’t lose focus or break company rules, and in the most innocuous form can be used as a reliable time-tracking system for employees paid hourly. However, this remote surveillance leads to employees feeling a lack of privacy and lack of trust from their employers.

Keywords: Computer Science , Facial Recognition , Tech Ethics