Eye on privacy at work

If you have a job, you have no privacy when it comes to using the office computer.

From monitoring emails to capturing instant messages among friends, employers can do as they see fit with the information passing through a company network. They can read private conversations between a worker and a doctor, and they know who has spent too much time scrutinizing sports statistics.

The controversy that has engulfed Hewlett-Packard Co. in recent days over the disclosure that it authorized detectives to uncover private phone records highlights the notion that privacy has been kicked out of the office like a scandal-riddled CEO. Eye on privacy at work | Chicago Tribune

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 13th September 2006 1:23AM