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Employees & E-mail, Internet and Privacy Policies

Employee Privacy Report

Write a report in which you address e-mail, Internet use, and privacy policies in the workplace (you may use your job, but if you prefer not to, use a fictional organization).

Be sure to answer the following questions:

- What are the e-mail use, Internet use, and privacy policies at your job?
- What are the current laws regulating employee e-mail and Internet privacy?
- Why do companies implement e-mail and Internet use policies?
- What assumptions might employees make about their privacy at work? How do these policies affect employee privacy at work?
- Do you think employee privacy should be protected?

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Here is a link that might help:
http://www.info-law.com/guide.html

What are the e-mail use, Internet use, and privacy policies at your job?

At my job we are not allowed to use the Internet or email at all! I am involved with customer service so to be on the computer, unless it is helping a customer, is against the rules. I have another job in which there is no supervision at all, and we are on an intranet. We are expected to work on our job duties while at work, and not partake in personal business or email. I believe the organization realizes that there is personal email, texting, and web searches going on but chooses not to monitor it unless the employee is not performing their job adequately. There is a general understanding that everything we do at work is not private, and subject to our supervisor's or others in the organization scrutiny.

What are the current laws regulating employee e-mail and Internet privacy?

Here is a link that ...

Solution Summary

This solution outlines the use of e-mail, Internet, and privacy policies in the workplace, relating to a particular job, describing the current laws regulating employee e-mail and Internet privacy, companies email and Internet policy and enforcement. It also discusses the assumptions employees might make about their privacy at work, and if employee privacy should be protected. It includes links and examples.

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