Man Outsources Own Job to China

The “viral” story this week in the PLUS offices comes from BBC News: The story of a man who hired a consultant in China to do his job, essentially outsourcing himself.

A security check on a US company has reportedly revealed one of its staff was outsourcing his work to China.


The software developer, in his 40s, is thought to have spent his workdays surfing the web, watching cat videos on YouTube and browsing Reddit and eBay.


He reportedly paid just a fifth of his six-figure salary to a company based in Shenyang to do his job.


From a risk management and data privacy/security vantage point this raises myriad issues. Read the whole story on the BBC News website.

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