Big brother is watching

Sophisticated software lets companies monitor an employee's every move
||Last Updated: 06/15/2006

A growing number of Japanese employers are monitoring staff with the help of home-grown programs, including installing mini cameras on employees' computers, according to a new study.

The recent study by Tokyo's Institute of Information Security found that more than 30 per cent of large Japanese companies monitor PC use among staff.

In five years, most companies will be monitoring PC use, said an associate professor at the institute.