Australian Tax Office To Use Keystroke Logger On Employees... But Just To Stop Repetitive Stress Injuries

from the oh-really-now? dept

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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Filed Under: australia, keylogger, repetitive stress injuries


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    New Mexico Mark, 12 May 2011 @ 6:20am

    To a man with a hammer...

    Funny that bean counters would think the best way to fix a health problem is by counting keystrokes and mouse clicks.

    Heaven help the employees if this same problem occurs in a colonoscopy clinic.

    NMM

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