Privacy and Distributed Tactical Operations Evaluation
2011 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
In this study, thoughts on ethics of workplace monitoring are being applied to the very special domain of evaluations of tactical operations, such as military or crisis management exercises or operations. I try to find out if there are differences in the way we should regard workplace monitoring when it comes to this domain compared to standard workplaces such as offices, since the purpose of the surveillance is not to enforce discipline, but to evaluate the organizations’ ability to conduct a tactical operation. The study focuses on issues such as privacy and informed consent and the main purpose of the investigation is to structure a consistent ethical standpoint when it comes to operations’ evaluation by making parallels to related theories that I found correct and applicable. I conclude that is indeed reasonable to place other demands on crisis management workers than we would do on other work forces, and that it should therefore be easier to motivate workplace monitoring for the purpose of evaluating distributed tactical operations. I argue however, just as Miller does regarding police work, that upholding privacy can be a real problem when crisis management personnel are exposed to monitoring, even though it is intended for evaluation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CENTRIC , 2011. 34-39 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-91988ISBN: 978-1-61208-167-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-91988DiVA: diva2:619903
The Fourth International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services, CENTRIC 2011, October 23-29, 2011, Barcelona, Spain