William Benz Examines the Pitfalls of Video Surveillance in Risk Management Magazine
For companies using video surveillance in the workplace, effective risk management is critical to avoiding potential liability for invasion of privacy claims. In the Risk Management magazine article, “Navigating the Pitfalls of Video Surveillance,” William Benz provides practical guidelines risk managers should incorporate into their company’s video surveillance practices.
Mr. Benz advises employers to not place surveillance cameras in private spaces, including bathrooms, locker rooms or designated changing areas. He also suggests clearly labeling cameras in the workplace to diminish invasion of privacy claims. Additionally, companies should create a clear and well-defined video surveillance policy, and consult legal counsel before placing any secret video cameras.
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