The Biden administration is taking a closer look into the world of automated employee monitoring technologies. According to Computerworld, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a public request for information in order to gain a better understanding of how such technologies are being utilized.
These platforms, which monitor, evaluate and manage employees, have sparked concern due to their potential to cause a variety of issues. Continuous tracking of performance could lead to the well-being of workers being compromised, as well as risking aggravation of any existing mental health issues. If not used correctly, these technologies could also result in discrimination in the workplace.
As these technologies become increasingly popular, it is essential that the White House takes a closer look at the potential consequences of their use. The Office of Science and Technology Policy’s public information request is the first step in ensuring that workers are well-protected from any potential abuses of these technologies.