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"Is Lifeblogging Suitable in Professional Settings? A Case Study with Scottish Canals Employees." B. Orick. M. Halvey. Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde. 2017. Download PDF (BibTeX) ILS

In acknowledgment of the fact that lifelogging is a relatively new concept for a workplace environment, this research explores the feelings and ideas of employees about the implementation of lifelogging devices in their work routine. This research takes place within the context of Scottish Canals, a company which is interested in launching a heritage project where the recording of employees is a possibility.

The aim of the research was to discover how employees view lifelogging devices with regards to their privacy and what benefits employees could see from implementing these devices. The research also aimed to provide preliminary recommendations for Scottish Canals about whether lifelogging is a suitable option for the impending project and if so, how it should be implemented accordingly in light of employees' perspectives.

It was discovered that around two thirds of employees were open to the idea of lifelogging devices in the workplace. However, this willingness was often accompanied with several conditions which would need to be in place before it would be viewed positively. This included providing a clear explanation for the device, an appropriate setting for the recording, strict protections and access to the footage, and some control over the editing and release of the information. Thus, implementing lifelogging devices in the workplace is a possibility for Scottish Canals and potentially other companies if certain measures are taken.