We Reserve the Right to Scan Your Computer and Carry On Onsite Checks of Translators


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“We reserve the right to scan your computer to validate that Anti-Virus software is installed and configured correctly and has an up-to-date virus database installed“…. “We reserve the right to carry out an onsite check of your information technology systems, physical and information security processes and measures to ensure best practice and compliance with clauses 6.15 and 6.16 up to twice a year throughout the duration of this agreement upon reasonable prior written notice, except in case of an emergency”.

According to a recent discussion of translators on LinkedIn, the text above is contained in a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that a translation agency based in Great Britain (thebigword) is sending to “freelance translators” who might be interested in working for this particular agency.

Why would a translation agency want to do something as intrusive and demeaning, as well as clearly illegal, to freelance translators who are otherwise treated as…

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