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微软says it will make changes in its new Productivity Score feature, including removing the ability for companies to see data about individual users, to address concerns from privacy experts that the tech giant had effectively rolled out a new tool for snooping on workers.

“前进,经济评分的通信,会议,内容协作,团队合作和移动性措施只会在组织级别的数据集中 - 提供明确的组织级采用关键特征,”微软365公司写道贾里德Spataro副总裁,今天早上的帖子里。“组织中没有人能够使用生产力分数来访问关于个人用户如何使用Microsoft 365中的应用程序和服务的数据。”狗万平台

The company rolled out its new “Productivity Score” feature as part of Microsoft 365 in late October. It gives companies data to understand how workers are using and adopting different forms of technology. It制作headlinesover the past week as reports surfaced that the tool lets managers see individual user data by default.

As originally rolled out, Productivity Score turned Microsoft 365 into a “full-fledged workplace surveillance tool,”wrote Wolfie Christl奥地利维也纳独立破解实验室数字研究所。“雇主/管理人员可以分析个人级别(!)的员工活动,例如,使用聊天,在电子邮件中使用”提到“等,员工一直在发送电子邮件的天数等。”

The initial version of the Productivity Score tool allowed companies to see individual user data. (Screenshot via YouTube)

Spataro wrote this morning, “We appreciate the feedback we’ve heard over the last few days and are moving quickly to respond by removing user names entirely from the product. This change will ensure that Productivity Score can’t be used to monitor individual employees.”

In addition, Microsoft now says it will update the privacy disclosures in Productivity Score and change the user interface to make it clearer that it was designed to assess overall organizational productivity.

“过去几天,我们已经意识到产品的能力存在一些困惑,”Spataro写道。狗万平台“生产力分数为组织产生了分数,从未设计用于将个别用户进行得分。”

Recent patent filings show that Microsoft has been探索额外的想法to monitor workers in the interest of organizational productivity. One filing describes a “meeting insight computing system” that would generate a quality score for a meeting using data such as body language, facial expressions, room temperature, time of day, and number of people in the meeting.

该公司尚未评论专利申请,并没有表明该概念将作为产品推出。

微软拥有AI伦理办公室和一个旨在确保其产品的公司委员会坚持其负责任的原则,包括透明度和隐私。

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