Germany is now one of few countries that bans workplace keylogging

The tell-tale signs of someone slacking off at work are usually Internet logs and slower productivity. But one German company took the unusual step of installing keyloggers on its employee’s work computers, resulting in it shitcanning one staffer for working on another firm’s computer game. That employee subsequently sued, arguing the evidence gathered to justify firing him was gathered illegally. Germany’s Federal Labor Court agreed. The court stated that the keylogger — which recorded every keystroke and stored it on a central server — was an excessive level of surveillance, and was an inappropriate and unlawful way of controlling employees. Although,…

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