Employee Privacy in the Digital Age: Balancing Rights and Monitoring

Today’s digital workplace is experiencing a radical transformation, powered by advances in technology which has revolutionised how we work. This has increased efficiency and connectivity while raising important questions regarding the balance between employers’ rights to monitor employees and employees’ right to privacy.

In this article, drawn from insights from expert employment law solicitors, we explore the challenges and considerations associated with employee privacy in a digital era and discuss ways for organisations to find an equilibrium that considers both individual rights and organisational needs.

The Digital Workplace Landscape

The digital workplace encompasses an array of technologies and tools, such as email, instant messaging, cloud storage, collaboration platforms, remote monitoring software and remote surveillance software. While these technologies offer many advantages for employees’ productivity and engagement at work, they may also interfere with employee privacy in various ways:

1. Email and Communication Monitoring 

Employers may monitor employee email communications for various reasons, including to ensure compliance with company policies, prevent data breaches or investigate misconduct.

2. Internet and Social Media Usage 

Monitoring employee internet and social media use can help protect against security breaches and maximise productivity, but it may also interfere with employees’ private lives.

3. Location Tracking

With the proliferation of remote work and company-issued mobile devices, employers can track employees’ locations. While this could serve legitimate safety-related purposes, it could also be perceived as intrusive.

4. Surveillance Cameras

Video surveillance is often employed as an additional layer of security, yet can raise concerns over continuous monitoring … Read More

Legal Aspects in Economics and Business

Along with the progress of the times, especially the progress of science and technology, there are more and more specializations, an example that is easy to know is in the field of medicine. In the past, only surgeons were known, so now the surgery is divided. Likewise in other sciences, including law and economics.

However, along with the things above, there has actually been an increasingly interconnected and even interdependent science between one science and another. Law science can no longer run alone but must go hand in hand with other sciences such as sociology, anthropology, medicine, psychology, criminology, economics, and others.

Especially regarding the economy, at this time it can be said that there are no economic activities that are not related to the law. On the other hand, there are no more legal activities that do not have an economic perspective. Thus, understanding the two sciences as a whole has become a common need. In other words, someone who studies law should also study economics, and vice versa.

What matters are legal aspects in economics and business, among others:

  • Definition of Law, Law, Economic Law
  • Law of Property
  • Guarantee Institutions in Indonesia
  • Law of Obligations
  • Business Contracts
  • Business entity
  • Mergers, Consolidations and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Monopoly and Unfair Business Competition
  • Consumer protection
  • Agencies and Distributors
  • Financing Institutions
  • Capital market
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bankruptcy
  • International trade
  • The linkage between Law and Economics and Business is getting tighter every day. Pay attention to the Economic and Business activities around you,
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