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NCJ Number: 136299 Find in a Library
Title: ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) Speaks Out on Electronic Monitoring
Journal: Security Management  Volume:36  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1992)  Pages:93-98
Corporate Author: American Soc for Industrial Security
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: American Soc for Industrial Security
Arlington, VA 22209
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the full text of the American Society for Industrial Security's (ASIS's) statement in opposition to the proposed Federal Privacy for Consumers and Workers Act; the statement was sent to each member of the U.S. Congress, to the White House, and to appropriate private organizations.
Abstract: The statement opposes the legislation on a number of grounds. It challenges proponents of the legislation, who have charged that electronic monitoring of employees lends itself to serious abuses; that it constitutes an invasion of privacy; and that it represents an assault on the autonomy, personal dignity, and health of workers. ASIS, on the other hand, believes that such monitoring of workers, when properly used, is an important management tool. It can help managers enhance productivity, maintain quality production standards, spot bottlenecks, plan personnel and equipment needs, and enhance safety and security at the workplace. The ASIS believes current Federal and State laws suffice to safeguard U.S. workers against any employer abuses related to electronic monitoring. Further, the current effort to federalize the law on monitoring, according to the ASIS, will seriously hamper efforts by both private and public employers to enhance the productivity of the work force as well as safeguard its health, safety, and security.
Main Term(s): Electronic surveillance
Index Term(s): Employer-employee relations; Privacy and security; Security management
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