Parents Spying On a Nanny

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Parents Spying On a Nanny
Short Title Parents Spy On a Nanny Without Her Knowledge Or Consent
Location United States
Date August 2019

Taxonomy Surveillance, Exclusion
Information Communication, Identifying, Physical Characteristics, Preference, Family, Ethnicity, Behavioral, Knowledge and Belief
Threat Actors Parents who hired the nanny

Individuals
Affected Nanny
High Risk Groups Employees, Ethnic Minority
Secondary Consequences Anxiety

A woman working as a nanny found out that her employers were recording her without her knowledge or consent.

Description

A woman working as a nanny found out parents were recording her without her knowledge or permission.

She realized the family she had been working for as a nanny had been recording her voice without her consent. She found out by chance, when employer wanted to tell her something about her spouse and said “Let’s go into another room,” she said in a whisper. “The camera is on.”

The nanny says she was aware of the camera in the room, but that comment revealed that the camera was also recording the sound. Surveillance. It was recording everything she said, whether it had to do with her job as a nanny or not.

Even though she says she has no problem with nanny cams in general, it was troubling to learn that all this time her voice was also being recorded — day and night — without her knowledge or permission. Exclusion

She found out that her employers had been recording her conversations, she didn’t have the courage to object or talk about it. The fear she had developed earlier as an undocumented immigrant was still present.

The Matahari Women Workers’ Center in Boston conducted in-person surveys with more than 100 nannies about their rights and how they felt about being surveilled. Sixty-three percent of the nannies we surveyed did not know whether their voices were being recorded.

Risk Statistics

Laws and Regulations

Sources

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/opinion/nanny-cams-privacy.html