Talks Surveillance in our work-life

Digital surveillance is everywhere. Logging, monitoring and predicting of you, me and our neighbors are routinely occurring in our daily lives.

While we as activists are good at pinpointing statewide surveillance from NSA and GHCQ, we tend to ignore the surveillance which happens in our work-life.

As activists and workers we must begin to respond to thoose threats

Because the newest trends from HR-departments, recruiters and bosses are all pointing in the same direction.

More surveillance, more knowledge about you and with a loss of your power at the work-place.

Already now large knowledge companies monitor their employees’ actions, browser history and worktime to predict if you are considering seeking another job or are you thinking about having another child.

What will happen to your career if your boss knows this ?

Danish nurses are being chipped with location-devices so it’s easier to respond with patients. The data will be collected by a "privacy by policy" and then hopefully it will not be misused.

In the talk Mikkel will discuss:

  • How far reaching is surveillance in our work-life
  • What will happen when our bosses can predict our careers
  • How to we take control of our own data at the work-place


Instances

  • Wednesday Aug. 23 15:30 - 16:30

Speakers