Privacy has been a major issue recently. Between government surveillance, data breaches and information leaks, stakeholders in every industry are wondering how well their information is protected —if at all. High-profile data breaches and government intrusions are even bringing privacy and security to the forefront of consumers’ minds.
At the same time, employees often wonder whether they have any privacy at all. The measures companies take to protect trade secrets, strategies and other sensitive data can seem intrusive, to say the least, and the resulting lack of privacy can easily hinder workplace morale. The same is often true of electronically enhanced safety measures, many of which require tracking, surveillance and insights into workers’ health information.
Fortunately, employers and employees can still work together to protect their information—all the while providing for safe, productive workplaces. Striking a balance between employee privacy and employer security isn’t always easy, but it can be done. Following are a few helpful strategies.