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People Management quotes Briony Richards on workplace monitoring and employee privacy

In a world where correspondence can be viewed with increasing ease thanks to the latest developments in connected tech, most employees will not be terribly surprised to learn that their employer may search, monitor, retain and use their work-related correspondence.

On the other hand, both employers and employees will typically take the view that an employee’s private messages on their own personal devices are not the concern of their employer.

But what of the in-between? What of messages that may relate to an employee’s work, but are stored on an employee’s own personal device, or of messages that are personal in nature but stored on a work device? It is this area where the rights and interests of employer and employee may clash.

In an article for People Management, Briony Richards, Associate, explores the balance between private and personal in a workplace context.

Read the full article in People Management here.

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