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Amazon fined for ‘excessive’ employee monitoring

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“The CNIL ruled that the system for measuring the speed at which items were scanned was excessive,” the authority said in its media release. “The CNIL ruled that it was illegal to set up a system measuring work interruptions with such accuracy, potentially requiring employees to justify every break or interruption.”

The CNIL also considered it “excessive” that Amazon kept for 31 days all the data collected by its system, as well as the results of the statistical indicators, for all employees and temporary workers.

According to CNIL, it did not question that Amazon’s very heavy constraints and high-performance targets can justify its scanner system.

“However, it considered that the retention of all this data and the resulting statistical indicators were disproportionate overall,” it stated.

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