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Friday, August 18, 2006

E-mail Privacy in the Workplace

envelopeSecurityFocus.com has a great article this morning about email privacy in the workplace. Does your company have the right to monitor all mail that comes in and goes out of your workstation? Maybe, maybe not. Have you ever been a victim of such practice? Please feel free to share your thoughts on this in the comments section below.

So, can an employer in an all party consent state read inbound or outbound electronic communications without the consent of all parties? We do it all the time, so it must be okay... but then again, where is that magic 8-ball?

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  • I think companies should be able to monitor employee's emails, but to a certain extent... After all, does it make sense to hire a person whom you have to check up on constantly? This would only waste time and resources and take away attention from other concerns.

    The fact is, there are more important email-related issues at hand. For example, unintended misuse and data theft are a big problem. This leaves customer data, employee information, business plans and any other vital intellectual property vulnerable to theft and distribution. Companies should be concentrating their efforts on solving this dilemma instead.

    By Anonymous Mila, at 2:33 PM  

  • Me and a colleague were fired from our job 3 weeks ago just because we exchanged a few pleasantries about our VP's toupet.

    I can't beleive the old bastard was reading our e-mails!

    Just remember this folks: In a corporate environment, privacy doesn't exist, so think twice before sending anything to anyone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:37 PM  

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