How would you like for your boss to review your internet browsing history, or peruse your last year’s worth of emails?
Sounds like a nightmare, right? According to data collected by Blind, a workplace communication app, corporate digital snooping is more widespread than you might’ve imagined. It all depends on where you work—and how nosy your bosses want to be.
Blind recently surveyed more than 6,700 tech workers, asking for a true-or-false response to the statement: “My company goes to unreasonable lengths to monitor employees.” More than one-quarter of respondents answered “true.”
What can employees do about this digital meddling, you ask? Rules and regulations vary by state, so it’s important to know your rights. However, the law often leans in favor of employers, so it’s wise to err on the side of not doing anything even remotely questionable on your company computer.