Peter Sperry

The spillover question is “Can/should government agencies monitor teleworkers personal use of their own computer equipment at home?” If an agency allows telework, will they also insist on being able to install monitoring software on the employees personal equipment in order to ensure compliance with government regulations during work hours? If they do not, will the agency them be at least partially liable for any inappropriate web browsing or messaging during official time? Probably not legally but an interesting question to answer when something goes wrong and the press comes looking for a scapegoat. If the agency does monitor, will the employee have any expectation of privacy during non official time and how will they know if the agency is monitoring them during evening and weekend hours?