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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    Paul`, 12 May 2011 @ 2:12am

    Re: Re: Nothing to see here, move along please

    And doing this requires it to count how many times you use your keyboard and mouse. So it does count it.

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