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Wearables At Work: Hello Big Brother?
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Li Tan
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3/5/2014 | 7:58:19 AM
Re: Job Security for Plaintiff's Counsel
When the wearable becomes more and more popular and affordable, for sure the employer will have new regulations in place to prevent/restrict taking wearables. It's a new form of spying and may cause uncontrolled information leakage.
asksqn
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3/4/2014 | 8:03:09 PM
Job Security for Plaintiff's Counsel
Given the heavy handed/ intrusive tactics of most corporate emp!oyers, I look forward to the barrage of litigation brought against them for privacy and Fourth Amendment violations.
Brian.Dean
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3/3/2014 | 7:01:07 PM
Re: Counting steps
Data is wonderful but sometimes assumptions can be wrong. If a company wants to monitor its employees then these assumptions should be disclosed so that the employee knows which activities are considered positive or negative. However, this too creates a problem in that it becomes a form of gamification, employees might begin to chase positive assumptions rather than trying to increase their actual output by quality or quantity. 
Laurianne
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3/3/2014 | 4:13:43 PM
Counting steps
The trouble with statistics in isolation is they don't tell a useful story. Someone may be walking around talking to colleagues -- but is he or she acting on the conversations and improving business outcomes? Someone may be walking a lot while wearing a FitBit -- but is he or she also eating a bag of Doritos afterward?
ChrisMurphy
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3/3/2014 | 3:50:57 PM
Health data
Another positive note: Activity and nutrition data can be integrated with your health insurance company or corporate wellness program to help you understand your own health.

I suspect a lot of people would be wary of this.  

 


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