It’s become easier and easier for workers to squeeze personal emails, online shopping sprees, photo uploads and more into the work day and onto their office computers and BlackBerrys. And it’s just as easy for employers to snoop on what their workers are doing on company time – or even after hours.
The result is a brave new world of murky laws, murky ethics, murky boss-worker relationships – and a stark clash between old notions of privacy and our new Internet freedoms.
This hour, On Point: Life and privacy in the electronic workplace.
Jonathan Glater, Business reporter for the New York Times· Lillie Coney, Associate Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center
Kim Taipale, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Science & Technology Policy and Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute
Douglas Rushkoff, founder of narrative lab at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University and author of “Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out” and the forthcoming book “Corporatized: How People and Corporations Traded Places”