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Developed News Story | CASE OF LOCATION TRACKING THROUGH KEYLOGGER EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Location tracking keylogger employee management system is another area of technological growth that raises privacy concerns. In Hungary, in a key case in 2014, the Supreme Court ruled it was forbidden to track the location of employees without informing them first. The employee resigned without notice when he realized that his employer had activated the location tracking system on his company mobile phone without his knowledge. The employer did not prohibit private use of the phone and so the employee used it outside of working hours – and as a result, the employer could find out where he was at any time of night or day.

Tracking outside working hours is not a good bet in the US either: in a case in 2013, the High Court for the State of New York held that the employer was entitled to use GPS on an employee’s private vehicle, as part of an investigation into the employee’s suspected misconduct. However, because the employer had monitored the employee whilst off-duty as well, it had gone beyond what was reasonable. Therefore, the employer could not use any of the evidence obtained by it in the dismissal hearing. Our US attorneys recommend employers use applications that automatically switch off when an employee clocks off. By contrast, in Luxembourg, the Court of Appeal ruled in a case in 2017 that an employer was able to keep geolocation tracking activated on a vehicle exclusively reserved for professional purposes outside working hours – and use the evidence obtained by it in Court.

REDUCE ADMINISTRATIVE OVERHEAD

Remote work keylogger employee management system’s built-in administrative features, clerical tasks can be automated or made efficient. Remote work monitoring to:

  • Set up schedules and automatically track attendance, breaks, sick hours, late shifts, absences, etc
  • Track the time, performance, and cost for projects with remote contractors and hourly remote employees
  • See high-level and detailed insights on labor costs and reduce the need for manual invoicing and oversight
  • Reduce project supervision by automatically identifying tasks based on employee apps and web usage

Keylogger employee management system that logs all keystrokes made by employees is available for employers to purchase, but it’s worth noting that in many countries, it is considered a step too far. For example, an employer in Germany made it quite clear to its employees that it intended to install keylogging software. The employer found out, with the help of the software that one employee was doing an excessive amount of private business during work. However, the Federal Labour Court decided that the keylogger data could not be used as evidence because the employer had no concrete reason for monitoring its employees so comprehensively.

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