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Before you send that spicy e-mail … your boss might be spying on you

Surveillance start-ups that help firms keep tabs on staff are a $3.3bn industry, but is it too high a price to pay?

Matthew Field

When Rebecca Saunders was called to one side by her manager to check if she was planning to resign, she knew something was up.

The public relations professional had sent an e-mail hours earlier to a colleague, joking that she was looking for a new job after a difficult day.

“It then happened to another colleague,” she says. “We began to piece things together. They must have been monitoring e-mails.”..

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