PI investigates Microsoft 365 over workplace surveillance

15/06/2022 | Privacy International

A joint investigation by Privacy International and University College London computer science graduate Demetris Demetriades looked at the growth of workplace surveillance technology since the coronavirus pandemic. The study looks at Microsoft Office 365 and surveillance features that you wouldn't expect to find. The researchers found that Office 365 features give employers access to all user communications and activities on Microsoft services without the employees' knowledge. The system also has a lack of transparency over what data is being collected and for what purpose. In November 2020, The Guardian reported Microsoft was accused of workplace surveillance for its productivity score feature. 

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