Time to update your employee monitoring policy?
You have no expectation of privacy!" So say most corporate privacy policies for employees, like a bullying reminder of the obvious. But the recent boardroom scandal at Hewlett-Packard involving Web bugs and pretexting has employees asking if they should be afforded some basic privacy protections in the workplace. Companies that want a dedicated and productive workforce shouldn’t hesitate to extend to their employees their often-stronger customer privacy policies, disclosing in that policy all the monitoring they will — and won’t — do to detect insider wrongdoing.
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