The Biden administration is paying close attention to the implications of technologies that monitor, evaluate and manage employees, according to Computerworld. In response to this growing trend, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced a public request for information. This request is designed to better understand the potential impacts of automated technologies that surveil workers.
The need for increased scrutiny of such practices is clear – constant tracking of performance can be incredibly intrusive, posing a risk not only to workers’ safety and mental health, but possibly even leading to discrimination. With an eye to these potential hazards, the Biden administration is taking the initiative to investigate the use of automated technologies in the workplace.