Microsoft apologises for feature criticised as workplace surveillance

Productivity score potentially allowed managers to identify individual employees who weren’t contributing enough

Microsoft has apologised for enabling a feature, “productivity score”, which critics said was tantamount to workplace surveillance.

The company says it will now make changes to the service, which lets IT administrators “help their people get the most” from its products, in order to limit the amount of information about individual employees that is shared with managers.

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