by Mike Masnick
Thu, May 12th 2011 1:16am
Slashdot points us to the news that the Australian Tax Office is seeking software to monitor keystrokes and mouse clicks of their employees -- not to spy directly on what they're doing, but in an attempt to learn about why their employees keep coming down with repetitive stress injuries. Apparently, the ATO's insurance premiums were going way up because lots of employees were missing time due to such problems. Realizing this might look bad, the ATO is insisting that this will be "voluntary" (though, who's going to volunteer for that?) and that it would only count keystrokes rather than record them. Either way, I can't imagine most employees will be too excited about this.
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