Electric utilities are rapidly moving towards making work-from-home a permanent state of affairs. But what are the legal implications of having employers snoop on your keystrokes and computer screens? There is little that you can do to stop them apparently, according to this piece. While the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 provides broad guidance on privacy, it is mostly silent on specific types of monitoring. For example, it does not cover keystroke logging. States have their own laws and the National Labor Relations Board has rules to cover some types of monitoring. But, again, these rules haven't kept pace with the frenetic speed with which tech has engulfed our existence. It is largely up to manager discretion to make private activity during office hours an issue. In this context, crafting a telecommuting policy might be helpful to set boundaries and caveats on manager-worker interactions.
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