Fundamental rights; Biosensors; Occupational health and safety; Internet of things; Wearables; Privacy; Ethics of technology; Trust
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Grid for focus group discussion on the practical, ethical, and legal issues with IoT for occupational health
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Open Science Framework
TheOSF website stores pre-registration, materials and data for an experiment investigating the technical, legal and ethical challenges related to the use of biosensors and other wearable computing devices for occupational health means. We conduct focus groups and individual interviews with key stakeholders in the broader field of occupational health and digitalization. Our aim is to map the opportunities, challenges and ethical issues, perceived by relevant stakeholders, related to the use of IoTs in occupational health contexts. These data will provide some ground material on which to base ethical and legal developments related to the use and regulation of such technology.
The use of Internet of things (IoT) for occupational health and safety programs is not unproblematic, as sensors create a massive data trail that organizations could easily harness and repurpose for purposes other than health (e.g. commercial goals, job cuts or other drastic changes, which may be against the good of the workforce). With this project, we would like to investigate, from an information systems, legal, and ethical perspective the opportunities and risks when IoT is introduced in the workplace. We will perform analyses of the legal and ethical frameworks applicable to the general use of IoT for health and its compatibility with the fundamental rights anchored in the Swiss legal system. We will also propose safeguards and practical solutions for increasing trust and reducing exaggerated resistance towards data-driven occupational health and safety programs that do enforce relevant ethical guidelines and Swiss laws.