Scientific Journal Of King Faisal University
Basic and Applied Sciences


Scientific Journal of King Faisal University / Humanities and Management Sciences

Jurisprudence and Legal ruling of Modern Employees Monitoring Methods and Their Impact on Preventing Corruption

(Ibraheem Elgndan)


Weak monitoring is an important cause of spreading financial and administrative corruption. Traditional monitoring can uncover corruption by means of the director follow-up of employees, sudden checkup during the work, and using other observers. However, one of the disadvantages of traditional monitoring is that it can often detect corruption mostly after it occurred. Recently, modern methods and technologies were adopted for the detection of corruption with considerable success in preventing and detecting corruption. These techniques also allowed for identifying corrupt personnel and preventing the expansion of damage while saving cost and time. Therefore, this study aims to clarify the jurisprudence and the legal limits to the use of modern observation methods. It also aims to clarify the impact of its use in the prevention of corruption. The study will also present the advantages and disadvantages of such usage. The study consisted of an introduction of the modern observation system and three chapters. The first cover the jurisprudence limits of monitoring; the second covers the legal limits of monitoring while the third presents the impact of modern methods on corruption prevention. This study emphasizes that Islamic rules comprehensively cover all aspects of life for human society welfare. The most prominent search results that monitoring employees during work is not espionage, which prevented by Sharia, if they know and accept it. It also indicated that the observer does not assume responsibility for the observation consequences. The research recommends the importance of drafting guidelines for modern monitoring usage at working places. Keywords: Corruption prevention, E-mail monitoring, Spying, Eavesdropping, Monitoring by cameras.