Stepping with caution

Privacy, human rights concerns arise with wearable wellness technology
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/07/2015

With the greater use of Fitbits and other wearable technology that can measure a person’s health and activity levels, more employers are embracing the trend as part of workplace wellness programs.


Group competitions, for example, might see employees outfitted with fitness trackers so they can monitor their daily activity levels and compare them to other groups, both inside and outside the company.