How To Prevent The Risks Associated To The Use Of The Internet By Companies Employees

Employees sending personal emails or browsing through recreational websites at the office are obviously less productive; besides, this recreational surfing might create a host of legal problems for the employer, such as disclosure of trade secrets, sexual harassment claims, copyright infringement and invasions of privacy accusations. The solution to this legal risk (“e-risk”) goes through the introduction of well-crafted and stringently enforced Internet and email policies.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How can a system be monitored?
Is this monitoring legal?
What should email and Internet policies contain?
What about filtering devices?


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