This week, it was reported that Sony has submitted a patent application for a camera small enough to fit within a contact lens worn directly on the eye.  The camera is a full-fledged imaging device, and operates by detecting deliberate blinks by the user.

Employers should continue to be concerned about the easy availability in the workplace of discrete, high resolution cameras in devices such as smartphones and, eventually, in contact lenses. Companies’ confidentiality and non-disclosure policies need to be sufficiently broad to ensure that employees are prohibited from photographing and sharing (in social media, email or any external forum) confidential information and documents, including trade secrets.