WeClock: Give Work A Reality Check

About this Episode

Dr Christina J. Colclough and Dr Jonnie Penn join Nathan of the Guardian Project to dive a little deeper on the “tech for workers” project they’ve been collaborating on for the last two years. Learn how self-surveillance through mobile sensor data can be truly beneficial than harmful, if handled with care.

“WeClock is a self-tracking app. Discover how much of your time and wellbeing is spent on work. We set out to ask how we can use new, emerging technology to strengthen the voice of workers. WeClock aims to do just that. It offers a privacy-preserving way to empower workers and unions in their battle for decent work.”

Music courtesy of the Woody Guthrie via the Internet Archive

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Keywords - worker rights, unions, weclock, open-source, self-tracking, sousveillance