Data breaches derived from insider threats are at an all-time high and employee monitoring is quickly becoming a ubiquitous part of the modern work environment. But could activities such as these simultaneously violate employee privacy rights and impact company culture? Here are 4 steps to ensure a balanced approach, writes Isaac Kohen, founder, and chief technology officer at Teramind.

Data breaches derived from insider threats are at an all-time high, and every indicator suggests that this trend will continue well into the future. Consequently, employee monitoring is quickly becoming a ubiquitous part of the modern work environment.

While this technology-driven approach can help companies identify and prevent costly data breaches, many are concerned that such initiatives – that monitor workplace activities and access as well as usage of company resources and information – could simultaneously violate employee privacy rights and impact company culture.

In today’s privacy-first climate, companies don’t have to be faced with a seemingly impossible task of protecting regulated information, like securing customer data as well as their intellectual property when they take a balanced approach. The following best practices provide an effective way for HR departments to oversee the rollout an employee-centered monitoring initiative that accomplishes company priorities without compromising employee privacy.

Here are the four steps to getting it done.

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