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Biden Administration Urged to Probe Worker-Monitoring Technology

  • Senator Casey letter cites Bloomberg report on Amazon drivers
  • Algorithms can track, monitor, manage and even fire workers
Bob Casey

Bob Casey

Photographer: Hannah Beier/Bloomberg

The Biden Administration should investigate and regulate how companies use technology to surveil and punish workers, a Democratic senator urged in a letter to the US labor secretary.

“The implementation of novel technologies to track, monitor, manage and discipline workers is growing due to an imbalance of power in the workplace and a lack of legal protections or regulatory restrictions on these behaviors,” US senator Bob Casey wrote Friday to Secretary Marty Walsh. The letter urged the Labor Department to take on “the largely unchecked spread of invasive and exploitative workplace surveillance and technologies across the United States.”