Upskirt Photos The Real Problem Of Cameraphones In The Workplace
from the blackberry-porn! dept
There's been plenty of talk overstating the dangers cameraphones pose in the workplace. Most commonly, it's the supposedly heightened risk of industrial espionage that gets people saying they should be banned, but apparently that's ignoring the real risk: that an employee might take some distasteful, or even illegal, photos and their employer might be held liable. While businesses have an interest in keeping their employees on the straight and narrow, you'd think that employees' interest in keeping their job and staying out of legal trouble might provide ample motivation to not take any untoward photos with a work-provided phone. The columnist's logic doesn't really work out -- take the example of internet access, where despite filters or blocks or policies, employees could still get into plenty of trouble if they're so inclined, not to mention that a company's liability often doesn't extend as far as some might think. If employers followed his line of thinking, they probably wouldn't provide pencils, since they could be used as weapons, or coffee, since it might drown somebody.