LRD Booklets September 2008

Monitoring and surveillance at work

Introduction (255 words)

Surveillance and monitoring affects everyone in some way. When we shop, travel on public transport, cycle or drive or walk, visit public places and ...

1. The extent of monitoring and surveillance at work (559 words)

According to a recent study by the independent research organisation, the Policy Studies Institute (PSI), more than half of all British workers (52% — ...

2. Types of monitoring and surveillance (3612 words)

This chapter details many of the most common types of monitoring and surveillance methods in use currently in UK workplaces. In some circumstances these ...

3. The law and privacy at work (3093 words)

The two key pieces of legislation that provide protection for employees are the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the Human Rights Act 1998 ...

4. Negotiating a workplace policy on monitoring, surveillance and privacy (3115 words)

If you think an employer is monitoring or using surveillance in a way which is not allowed, inform your union reps of your concerns. ...

Further information (214 words)

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO): Wycliffe House,Water Lane,Wilmslow,Cheshire SK9 5AF, ICO Helpline:01625 545745. The Employment Practices Code can be downloaded from the Information Commissioner’s ...