Seminar: ‘Benefits and Disbenefits of monitoring digital data for health purposes’, Edinburgh

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Seminar 5: Benefits and Disbenefits of monitoring digital data for health purposes

Date: 10am-4pm, 1st March 2017

Location: University of Edinburgh,  Raeburn Room

Bookings are now open for a seminar taking place on 1st March in Edinburgh. This seminar explores the conditions of ethical and lawful monitoring of employee workplace practices for the purposes of identifying risk of poor physical and mental health. It will address the boundaries of legitimate/illegitimate monitoring and consider how employee trust and confidence in the benefits of monitoring may be achieved whilst avoiding the disbenefits. It will explore how employees might be ethically and lawfully monitored for the purposes of safeguarding employee health through understanding the legal and ethical requirements.

Convenor: Prof Graeme Laurie, Dr Mark Taylor

This seminar session includes the following speakers:

  • Dr Mark J Taylor (University of Sheffield)
  • Professor David MR Townend (University of Maastricht)
  • Dr Mark Butler (University of Lancaster)
  • Dr Tom S Calvard (University of Edinburgh)
  • Professor G Laurie (University of Edinburgh)

We look forward to welcoming you for some more interesting discussions.  We can reimburse 2nd class railfare for people wishing to attend the seminar. To book a place please follow the link below.  Places are limited so please book soon.

To find out more about the seminar series please see our website:

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