Microsoft’s new productivity score, which allows employers to see which 365 products employees are using and for how long, has been called a “privacy nightmare.” What does that mean for you?
At the start of this year, most of us hadn’t even contemplated the idea of working from home permanently. But then Covid-19 hit and suddenly, everyone was working remotely, using videoconferencing tools such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom to stay connected to colleagues.
It was perhaps inevitable then, that increased workplace tracking would start to happen. But even so, privacy advocates were outraged after the details of Microsoft’s new Productivity Score came to light.
First seen at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference in October, a virtual presentation detailed how the feature provides “insights that transform how work gets done” by showing employers how workers use Microsoft 365 services like Outlook, Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive.