Friday, August 1, 2008

Privacy Intrusion - Part 1

I was very upset for the last 2 days. I was told from my company that they will be installing CCTVs at strategic locations, after 13 years of working, as it was a requirement from the hq. And they are going to install one at my room. And it's gonna to be at the back of me, which means it's facing my computer screen!

I was very upset and annoyed. The management can monitor every movement of me and even every word I typed on the screen. It's like someone standing behind you watching your every move, breathing down your neck.

The only thing that I can do is I shifted my computer from the complete view of the camera.

I breath a sigh of relief today, after finding out that the camera will only be installed at the entrance of the door. So I shifted my computer back at it's original place.

Many of my colleagues were upset because they feel that they are being restricted. It's no different from being in a prison. Where's the freedom of working anymore?

Technology can be so advance that sometimes it defeats the purpose.

1 comment:

The Mrs Blogs said...

Wow that must be really hard. I can't imagine working in such an envinronment!