Workplace counter-surveillance

Seminar by Kirstie Ball, Privacy Salon, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 19th March
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 14:00 - Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 13:45

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How can surveillant concepts draw together research on counter-surveillance in workplace 4.0? On 19th March, Kirstie Ball will deliver an online seminar at the Privacy Salon,Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) addressing this question. 

This seminar draws upon the findings of a systematic review on the extension of workplace surveillance in recent times. Across professions, hierarchies, and organizational boundaries, worker performance, location, behaviour and reputation are now more visible to organizations. Although remote working has caused a spike in worker visibility, broader innovation in analytical techniques, wearable devices, the platformisation of work and the cheap availability of worker monitoring apps are contributing to what is seen by many an intensification of workplace surveillance. With research findings scattered across the social sciences, the seminar draws together and theorises this new body of work and suggests that invisibility is the point of departure.

Register here to join and hope to see you on the 19th March! All times are GMT.