One-half (53%) of adults believe social media has eroded their privacy in the workplace. A surveys conducted by AVG Technologies for their Digital Work Life project found one in ten respondents have discovered secret online discussions about them initiated by colleagues. Eleven percent(11%) have had embarrassing photos or videos taken at a work event and uploaded onto social media sites. Thirteen percent(13%) have had a manager use this information against them or a colleague . One-half(50%) believe their company is responsible for the online behavior of employees during work hours if they are using their personal social media accounts. It is not surprising that nearly one-quarter (24%) now avoid posting on social media . Fifty-three percent(53%) are now more careful about what they post.
This survey is the seventh installment of AVG’s Digital Diaries series 4,000 adults in ten countries in regard to cyber bullying in the workplace conducted in 2012.