Monitoring Of Employees Electronic Mails And Internet Usage

More employers have been using Internet filters to block users' access to certain web sites. There can be legal issues with the use of Internet filters. These filters have been challenged in the context of the workplace. While the Internet has been a forum of free expression and the marketplace of ideas, the use of filters would prevent that potential; however the workplace may hold a different context for determining the legality of these filters.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What kind of problems can employees’ misuse of these systems lead to?
How do employers monitor their employees’ use of the electronic mail system and internet usage?
Should employers be concerned with privacy concerns?

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