What Is Spyware?
Spyware is a computer program that spies on someone.
The spying function is only possible via accessing personal or sensitive information.
Lawyers define the term “sensitive information” as data, the incorrect use of which might violate personal privacy and human rights correspondingly.
Spying Software Functions Are:
- Screen Content Monitoring;
- Keystrokes Logging;
- Email Content Monitoring;
- Chat Content Monitoring;
- Social Network Content Monitoring;
- Website Passwords and User Names Monitoring;
- Documents & Files Content Monitoring;
- Print Content Monitoring.
Why is it Spying?
Content control of any kind, whether it is screen, chats or social nets’ content, usually captures personal or sensitive information. For example, social network content monitoring might disclose religious or philosophical beliefs, legally ranked as sensitive data. Moreover, keystrokes pressed tracking might provide the supervisor with the information on passwords, which is below the legal line activity.
Opposite to employee performance monitoring software, spyware seeks to neglect the legal aspects of using employee monitoring software and the possible consequences. While the first one, productivity monitoring software, tracks the performance of employees during their working hours; spying software users chose content control over performance-orientation.
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This article provides general information only. This information is for general understanding only and not to be used as legal advice. To receive professional legal advice, please consult your lawyer.