"Informing You Without Watching you."  @digitalprivacy, Tue 01/18:
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Building apps also offer the ability to monitor the use of conference rooms, cafeterias and parking lots in an effort to improve operations.

But privacy advocates say they are worried about the collection of workers’ personal data.

Companies should be transparent about what information they are tracking, how they are using it, who will have access to it and why, Dr. Cranor said.

To help ease privacy concerns, companies using building apps should anonymize data whenever possible, said Paul Rohmeyer, a professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

The tracking software in building apps should be limited for other reasons as well, Dr. Rohmeyer said.

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