A news article reporting that the UK government plans to record its citizens’ online activities has sparked a move by tech firms offering more privacy for civilians. The controversial move has caused many internet service providers (ISPs) to claim that such recording of data could lead to snooping and breaching personal privacy, while the UK Home Office claims it will help combat terrorism.
“It only takes one bad actor to go in there and get the entire database.” – James Blessing, chairman of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa)The announcement has led some UK citizens to consider using virtual private networks (VPNs) in order to keep their online activity private. It’s an ongoing debate about online privacy that many countries are facing, but it’s also a debate that’s continuing on a smaller scale – namely in the workplace. So how do companies define monitoring apart from snooping on employees’ activity in the workplace? Here’s some simple tips to make sure you’re monitoring your employees the right way, which can result in increased productivity and even higher office morale.