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Striking a Balance Between Safety and Privacy with Wearables in the Workplace

6.15.20

In a recent interview with Crain’s New York, Risa Boerner, Chair of Fisher Phillips’ Data Security and Workplace Privacy, explained that the rules for technologies that monitor social distancing are less established than standard workplace technologies. The article explores the technologies available to employers to help workers return safely, including wearables that alert employees if they are too close to each other. Companies are trying to find the solution that protects their workforce but is also safest from a privacy standpoint, Risa says. However, companies need to consider how much data the devices are collecting on employees, where that data is stored and who has access to it.

To read the full article, visit Crain's New York.

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