The Use of Recording Equipment in the Workplace

Written by sam williams
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
The Use of Recording Equipment in the Workplace
Security cameras are not allowed in public or business rest rooms. (Security Camera image by JK from Fotolia.com)

In some business sectors, security video cameras are the most well known recording devices. Audio recordings can also be used to monitor calls for quality control. Although these devices protect company interests and employees, recording devices can be used negatively as well. National laws and corporate policies regulate the use of recording equipment in the workplace.

Other People Are Reading

Regulations

To follow federal regulatory guidelines, any device that can be used for unauthorised surveillance is restricted from the workplace. Unauthorised recording violates your co-workers rights to privacy in the workplace. Audio recording without someone's consent is illegal.

Non-Compete

Trade secrets and product discoveries keep a company competitive. Administrators want to keep the new project and new product developments under wraps until they are ready to be revealed to the public. Recording equipment threatens the security of ideals inside a company. There is the potential to breach confidentiality when there are cameras and other recording devices being misused in the company.

Acknowledgement Form

Require all employees to sign acknowledgement forms that state they understand privacy laws and commit to abide by them. If you are using recording equipment for security, require you employees to sign a form that says they have been informed of the security precautions.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.