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Bloomberg has an excellent piece about how wearable tracking devices are being used in the workplace, and the tensions they are creating.

They can, the story suggests, "supplement existing safety programs by identifying employees who need extra coaching, while also helping single out locations in its operations that should be redesigned to reduce the chances of injury."

But … "Unions and researchers who study workplace surveillance worry that employers who begin gathering data on workers for whatever reason will be unable to resist using it against them. Productivity tracking is already widespread throughout the industry - and workers can be fired or punished if their performance dips. The opacity of data-analysis tools can make it difficult for workers to fully understand how much employers can see."

Good piece, and you can read it here.
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