Privacy in the Workplace: A Comparative Analysis

  • Disha Agarwal and Tanuhari Pathak
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  • Disha Agarwal

    Student at GD Goenka University, India

  • Tanuhari Pathak

    Student at Lloyd School of Law, India

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Privacy in the workplace is a complex and multifaceted concept and practice that affects and is affected by the employers, the employees, and the society. This paper aims to explore and understand the concept and practice of privacy in the workplace, and how it varies and evolves across different countries, sectors, and contexts. Using a mixed-methods approach, this paper conducts a comprehensive and comparative analysis of the historical, legal, ethical, organizational, and individual aspects and issues of privacy in the workplace, based on the literature review and the empirical data collected from the survey questionnaire and the semistructured interviews with the employers and the employees in different countries. The paper also examines the impact of the privacy practices and policies in the workplace on the organization and the society, and the advantages and disadvantages, strengths and weaknesses, and opportunities and challenges of the privacy practices and policies in the workplace for the individual and the group. The paper concludes with some recommendations and directions for the improvement and innovation of the privacy practices and policies in the workplace, and for the further and deeper investigation and exploration of privacy in the workplace.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 2893 - 2913


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