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Workplace Privacy: Big Brother Is Watching
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SecOpsSpecialist
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SecOpsSpecialist,
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11/6/2014 | 10:50:39 AM
Re: Is it really shocking that companies are watching?
@Marilyn,


That's a good question actually. Can we reasonably expect that no one is going to do non work related activities on work computers? No. But what we can expect is that if we say that we don't want people viewing adult material on their work laptops, and someone does, we have the reserved right to take disciplinary action against them for violating company policy. As I may have mentioned, there are products out there that can be installed on work laptops to prevent people from going to websites we don't want them to go to. Plus, with logging and log management systems, we can view practically anything on those laptops. By accepting a work laptop, a person is then accepting the responsibility of said laptop into their care and custody. Once at home, if on the work laptop, the person decides to engage in personal activities that are against company policy, technically, the laptop is still company property and therefore is still subjected to the Acceptable Use Policy, even on business trips or in the home.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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11/6/2014 | 10:59:52 AM
Re: Is it really shocking that companies are watching?
Agree, @SecOpsSpecialist,at least in theory, as I type on my work computer in my home office, (right after checking my personal gmail).  It is indeed a slippery slope we are on with workplace privacy at home -- as well as in the office!
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