As it is already known, new technologies have affected the whole world and have made people follow a new lifestyle. New technologies are helpful at work, at home and everywhere, but what about our privacy? Are those new features helpful for it? Let’s focus on it by talking about monitoring, a new technological activity which has started to worry employees due to the extreme security that employers want to give to their businesses. There are a lot of different opinions about being monitored and we can mention the advantages and disadvantages of it.
On the one hand, referring to the advantages, to be monitored can be really helpful, thanks to that, the employer can control everything happening in his business. Monitoring can also provide a better security to the employees and can make them work harder and not distract themselves doing other things due to the knowledge of being monitored.
On the other hand, there are also disadvantages of being monitored, the main thing that we have to mention is the privacy of course, there is a total lack of privacy if the employer looks at your e-mails, and messages in general. Maybe some employees could feel really nervous if they are being monitored every day and their business may become stressful, but this is secondary, the main thing to care about is privacy, and being monitored takes it out.
In conclusion, I must say that I’m not in favor of being monitored, I think that people need their privacy which has not to be seen by anyone else, so if I was an employee and I was monitored at work, you can be sure that I would leave, it is not pleasant to be controlled.