Amazon AWS Panorama automated workplace surveillance
Occurred: December 2020
AWS Panorama, a new service enabling the automated analysis of workplace security camera footage, has been criticised for its dual use nature.
According to Amazon, Panorama can be used to 'evaluate manufacturing quality, identify bottlenecks in industrial processes, and monitor workplace safety and security.'
However, commentators pointed out that the service could easily be used for other purposes, including to monitor employee productivity and performance, raising concerns about surveillance and workplace privacy.
Published: January 2021
Last updated: November 2023