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March 24, 2009

Big Brother really is watching

Thanks for letting me rant a bit yesterday.  Impossible to resist, I will carry it a bit further with a rehash of an article presented from the Orlando Sentinel.  Hope you enjoy…


More then half of U.S. employers have fired employees for misuse of e-mail and the Internet, according to a recent survey of more than 300 companies.


Breaking that down: 

  • 28 percent of companies have fired workers for e-mail abuses, ranging from inappropriate or offensive language to breach of confidentiality rules.
  • 30 percent of companies have fired workers for Internet abuses, ranging from either downloading or uploading inappropriate or offensive content to excessive personal use.
  • 66 percent of employers monitor Internet connections, while 43 percent monitor employees’ e-mail, according to the survey by the American Management Association and The ePolicy Institute.


Only two states, Connecticut and Delaware, require that employees be notified of such monitoring.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, March 12, 2008


Danny Huffman, MA, CPRW, CPCC, CEIP

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