Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 21 February 2020

Barclays scraps ‘Big Brother’ software after it was slammed by staff for monitoring their productivity including trips to the toilet and telling them to ‘avoid breaks’

;Barclays has scrapped a ‘Big Brother style’ system that tracked how long employees were at their desks and sent warnings if they spent too long on breaks.

The bank has now stopped its use of the spyware following criticism from HR experts and privacy campaigners.

Barclays introduced the technology during a pilot scheme last week, which was first reported by City AM.

Whistleblowers told the newspaper that the system provides staff with daily updates if they are not deemed active enough and told them to ‘avoid breaks’.’

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