Now the walls have ears!

May 23, 2007 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Photo from PortugalIn a marvellous piece of synchronicity, ThinkingShift good friend, Patrick Lambe of Green Chameleon, did a post today that covers a similar theme to my earlier post of today – surveillance. Although we were exchanging emails yesterday, we didn’t speak about this topic at all! Patrick talks about a company called eTelemetry, which is introducing software that does something that I don’t like the sound of at all – Enterprise Behavior Analysis.

The primary intended use of the software, as expressed by its makers is: “the technology…can help managers re-engineer business processes or spot anomalous employee behavior that may represent a threat to the company“. Say what?? As Patrick points out in his post this smacks of internal security and surveillance within company walls. Innocent employees being watched without their knowledge and can you just imagine how the data might be used by managers and supervisors! Read Patrick’s post for the full low-down.

I have to be suspicious of lamp posts, CCTV cameras, pilotless drones and now “Enterprise Behavior Analysis”. Great!

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