Eyes Everywhere: Amazon’s Surveillance Infrastructure and Revitalizing Worker Energy

On August 31, 2020, Open Markets Institute released a report entitled, “Eyes Everywhere: Amazon’s Surveillance Infrastructure and Revitalizing Worker Energy,” by Daniel A. Hanley and Sally Hubbard on the dangers of Amazon’s pervasive worker surveillance and the options that can be employed to quit that surveillance and enhance worker energy.

The report explains in detail how worker surveillance endangers the mental and physical well being of Amazon workers, enables Amazon to deter workers from unionizing, increases the precarity of workers who can be terminated at any time for deviating from metrics they do not even know exist, and leads to other dominant firms adopting equivalent practices.

It also gives a set of proposals and mechanisms for how antitrust enforcers, regulators, and state and federal lawmakers can restrict and avert increasingly pervasive surveillance practices.

Download the report right here or study the complete report beneath.

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