"...The development of electronic monitoring and surveillance has increased dramatically over the last decade and now pervades all aspects of everyday life, to the extent that most people are either not aware of it or take no notice of it. In the workplace the expansion  of electronic communications  can best  be  seen in the centrality of email in everyday work in most workplaces. Adding to this is the more recent phenomenon of social networking through Facebook and more professional sites such as LinkedIn. These new areas of e-communication have become major aspects of information flow both inside and outside the workplace. While the benefits of an increasingly connected  workforce in an increasingly complex,  diverse  and dynamic  global  workplace are promoted, the  potential  negative  consequences of e-communication are also raising concerns for both employers and employees."
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