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New York Will Require Employers to Disclose Monitoring to New Hires

Employees Work From Home As U.S. Coronavirus Cases Rise Slightly
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Employers in New York must disclose electronic monitoring, such as internet access and videoconferencing, to new hires under a new law taking effect in May, as workers contend with an employment landscape that’s increasingly dependent on technology.

The new law comes amid a worldwide push for greater privacy protections for consumers and workers, adding compliance obligations for businesses that must contend with general consumer privacy laws and employee-specific statutes.