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    1) What are some common e-mail use, internet use, and privacy policies in an organization?
    2) What are the current laws regulating employee e-mail and internet privacy?
    3) Why do companies implement e-mail and internet use policies?
    4) What assumptions might employees make about their privacy at work? How do these policies affect employee privacy at work?

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    Privacy Policies

    1) What are some common e-mail use, internet use, and privacy policies in an organization?

    Organizations use email and the internet as a business communicating tool. Email is inexpensive only requiring the use of the internet which most companies already have. Furthermore, archiving and retrieving email communications is easy to do. Emails through the internet are a faster medium for communicating business correspondence ("Why organizations need to archive", 2011). Furthermore, internet use, on the organization's time is to be used to conduct company's business. Privacy policies are essential to protect not only the company/organization but the protection and management of personal information. It is a legal document that discloses some or all the ways that a party gathers, uses, discloses, and manages a customer's data. Common privacy policies used in an organization include issuing each employee a user account and password requiring the user to change their password over a certain amount of time. It also explains how the information gathered from the moment someone fills out a job application is disclosed especially when a background check is done. ...

    Solution Summary

    The following problem discusses privacy policies involving internet use in organizations.