Why Less Data May Be More for Employers Using Wearables in Workplace

By | May 15, 2019

  • May 20, 2019 at 10:12 am
    Steve M. says:
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    Wearables are an extension of technology that’s been in use for years – cameras and microphones. A company runs many of the same risks with wearables that cameras/microphones present – what to capture, where to capture it, etc. As an example, you can’t put cameras in a restroom for obvious reasons. How, then, do you ensure the wearable will not capture ANYTHING if the wearer enters the same environment?

    I believe we can take many of the lessons already learned with camera and microphone systems and apply them to wearables; that’s where the risk assessment might begin as a starting point, but only as a starting point. You must logically proceed from there and expand the risk assessment to include the additional risks the wearable device(s) present.

    If risk assessment is done thoroughly and thoughtfully, and if the risks are addressed and mitigated, I believe the benefits of wearable technology can outweigh the them.

    • May 20, 2019 at 3:50 pm
      Agent says:
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      Brain cancer from wearing headsets are a known risk.

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