From the Organizers:
In this session, we’ll examine the expansion of and resistance against both remote and in-person worker surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spying on workers is nothing new in American history, but the rise of remote work has led to unprecedented use of invasive employee monitoring software, such as facial recognition, keystroke tracking, and remote cameras and microphones.
Joined by labor advocates Ryan Gerety and Strea Sanchez (United For Respect) and Frank Kearl (Make The Road NY), we’ll discuss these remote technologies alongside the enduring surveillance of workers in retail, restaurants, warehouses, and other in-person spaces. What’s new, what’s business as usual, and what can we do to uplift worker-led movements to resist surveillance?
Thursday, November 10 (date changed)
6 pm ET
Online (via Zoom)
This event is organized not by EFF, but by S.T.O.P., a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.