Digital workplace tracking has become an everyday part of work, quantifying and counting of workers' behaviours on a moment-to-moment basis1. The C-19 pandemic has encouraged some employers to make further use of tracking ‘bossware’2. In our project we are are trying to better understand workers' perceptions of surveillance at work, in particular how workers think about collective negotiation and bargaining over the collection, aggregation and analysis of behavioural telemetry collected about them over the course of their work.

The project has been funded by the Human-Data Interaction ESPRC Network+.


  1. Moore, P., Piwek, L., & Roper, I. (2018). The quantified workplace: A study in self-tracking, agility and change management. In Self-tracking (pp. 93-110). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. ↩︎

  2. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/inside-invasive-secretive-bossware-tracking-workers ↩︎