For companies with large workforces, these wearables offer new ways to measure worker productivity and safety.
For employees the benefits of wearing a device come from sharing their data with health-insurance providers, typically getting better terms on insurance.
But collecting data on employees’ health habits and their physical movement can trigger a host of potential ethical and legal headaches for employers.
Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital-privacy advocate group, told the Wall Street Journal collecting as little data as possible would be employers’ best bet to avoid privacy challenges.
Continue reading at WSJ.com to learn why data from wearables will likely become key in employer-employee litigation.
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