Case 4: Life Style Surveillance

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Question 4: Life Style Surveillance
Digitization, technology and applications permit us to monitor our physical activity and health statistics.
Employers also are increasingly interested in influencing or controlling the non-work activities of their employees. Describe the potential benefits to be gained from employers’ collecting/using employee lifestyle data. For example, do employees exercise regularly? Do they smoke? Document one example of where/how such employer surveillance of non-work activity is being done. Identify and explain one or more legal and ethical challenges to the practice.

Employees can benefit from telework because of the cost benefit analyses. Teleworkers can do more or less when working from home. Employers collect
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