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This paper discusses the thesis that employees in a workplace do not enjoy Internet privacy while they are at work and that they should not expect it as a basic right. The paper also discusses whether Internet privacy is appropriate in the sense that it can and should be used to control or regulate what is done in the workplace. The tested theory is that, overall, this thesis holds true and most companies that offer their employees the Internet at work or require them to use the Internet or email for business do not give them any expectation of privacy.
From the Paper:"According to a relatively recent British news story, it is illegal to monitor employee's email and Internet usage without telling them that you are going to be doing do. The story states that covert monitoring may be acceptable in special circumstances, such as when a crime is thought to be being committed, but it is a bit of a gray area and therefore is open for interpretation as to what it acceptable monitoring and what is not. Under normal circumstances, though, it is not thought to be acceptable in that country. The most important thing for a company to do is to set out clear policies for Web and Email usage and let employees know up front whether they will be monitored so that there will not be any confusion in the future. Usually, employee monitoring can be limited to a record of the email traffic and the subject of those emails, without actually having to read the contents (Loney, 2002)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Boustani, Eric Bakri. (2002). An Employer's Approach to Email Policies. http://www.iplawyers .com/CyberCounsel/an_employer.htm.
- Loney, Matt. (2002). Covert Staff Surveillance 'Illegal'. ZDNet UK. http://News.zdnet.co. uk/story/0,,t269-s2108075,00.html.
- Monitoring Your Employees' Email, Voicemail, Telephone and Internet Use. (2002). Nolo. http://www.nolo.com/lawcenter/ency/article.cfm/objectID/751CFB9F-5A4B-48FB-A85BC08E2D9862E5/catID/30960BF5-6C25-44B9-992E83CC50D5B17A.
- Purdy, LeAnn. Email in the Workplace. (2000). http://pigseye.kennesaw.edu/~1purdy/.
Cite this Argumentative Essay:
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