JPMorgan employees describe growing 'paranoia' as the company tracks their office attendance, calls, calendars, and more — with one worker even installing a 'mouse jiggler' to evade 'Big Brother'

Created on 2023-05-19T21:32:39-05:00

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One of the bank's most powerful data-collection tools is called the "Workplace Activity Data Utility" (or "WADU" for short), which JPMorgan built shortly before the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, according to this Insider report from May 2022.
bank managers, in practice, have tied data collected on in-office quotas to threats of employment action. Employees were granted anonymity to discuss how WADU works and how it impacted company staff since they were not authorized to speak with reporters.