'Businesses cannot afford
to ignore the financial & legal consequences of e-mail
and web abuse by employees'
Inside Security, November
Law and legal precedents, for example,
the Data Protection Act, require companies to ensure their
employees behave in a responsible and legal manner.
contracts of employment covering all aspects of the relationship
between the company and its employees. Company policy on a
wide range of issues is clearly outlined. There may be a 'weak'
clause in the employee's contract but it is ofter difficult
don't realise they're guilty of abuse, because most businesses
don't have a policy that tells them clearly what they can
and can't do.
With the increasing
use of the internet and internet related technologies does
your company have a clearly stated policy relating to the
way employees use and make use of the internet with clearly
stated and acceptable rules. It is increasingly important
that these issues be considered.
a matter of making known what is and what isn't allowable.
If in doubt, the best policy is not to let them do it at all."