Three reasons employee monitoring software is making a comeback


Companies are increasingly implementing employee and user activity monitoring software to:

  • Ensure data privacy
  • Protect intellectual property and sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands
  • Stop malicious or unintentional data exfiltration attempts
  • Find ways to optimize processes and improve employee productivity.

Modern user activity monitoring software is incredibly flexible, providing companies with the insights they need while offering the protection they demand. By examining three prominent use cases, it’s evident that employee monitoring software is the right tool for our digital moment.

Data privacy

One of the loudest complaints about employee monitoring software is that it can be used to spy on employees. However, as anyone with a smartphone knows, there are numerous ways to avoid making personal information detectable by employee monitoring software.

The software actually preserves privacy on many fronts. Perhaps most obviously, it helps protect client data, a privacy component that is increasingly important. No company wants to be the next Marriott or Equifax, and in a post-GDPR world this isn’t just an altruistic value proposition. 2019 is expected to be a year of GDPR enforcement, bringing fines and penalties for companies that fail to adequately secure customer information.

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