Technology • Internet & Web
2020-12-02T22:00:02+00:00

After being criticized for releasing a "productivity score", Microsoft apologizes

After being criticized for releasing a "productivity score", Microsoft apologizes
Productivity Score screenshot Credit: Microsoft

Microsoft has been criticised and has now apologised, for enabling "workplace surveillance" after privacy campaigners warned that the company’s “productivity score”, a feature that allows managers to use Microsoft 365 to track their employees’ activity at an individual level.

The company says it will now make changes to the service, which lets IT administrators “help their people get the most” from its products, in order to limit the amount of information about individual employees that is shared with managers.

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