1978 February 11

Survey: Workplace Privacy “A Matter of Considerable Importance”


A national survey of 750 Americans reported on this day that they value privacy in the workplace — and regarded it as “a matter of considerable importance.” The survey was sponsored by the ACLU and was discussed in the ACLU magazine Civil Liberties Review. About half of the people whose employee records had been computerized were “more concerned” about the confidentiality of those records. More than half (57 percent) were opposed to the use of polygraphs in hiring procedures. More than half (53 percent) also opposed inquiries about a job applicant’s sexual orientation.

Learn more about workplace privacy today: https://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/workplace-privacy

And more: http://epic.org/privacy/workplace/

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