StaffCop got compared to other competitors by Electronic Frontier Foundation

StaffCop got compared to other competitors by Electronic Frontier Foundation

At the end of June Electronic Frontier Foundation published an article on software systems for employee monitoring in which they considered legal points of usage and gave a comparison of these solutions.

The comparison was made for 10 top solutions of the class including StaffCop. The criterion of comparison was the availabily of a number of features: monitoring of activity on web-sites and applications, screen capture, keylogging, recording of microphones and web-cams and stealth monitoring.

StaffCop features by EFF

However, the main concern of EFF was the legal issue of the usage of "bossware" (a collective term for software systems used by employers to keep the business productive during the outbreake of COVID-19).

In our opinion, the authors of the article have come to the most right conclusion able to be the compromise between employers willing to keep their business afloat and employees concerned about possible misuse if their personal data:

"If possible, they should avoid using work devices for anything personal. And if workers are asked to install monitoring software on their personal devices, they may be able to ask their employers for a separate, work-specific device from which private information can be more easily siloed away."

We would like to notice that StaffCop has been designed as an All-In-One solution, and each monitoring module can be enabled or disabled depending on the ligislature of the country. It means that in case when a monitoring module is considered excessive for achieving the tasks, this module can be turned off:

Monitoring modules

It should also be mentioned that StaffCop can not be installed on a PC without the administrator rights, which means that it can not be installed on an employee's personal device without his (her) consent.