Employers can use computer software that
enables them to see what is on the screen or stored in the
employees' computer terminals and hard disks. Employers can monitor
Internet usage such as web-surfing and electronic mail.
Privacy at Work? Be Serious
If you feel your privacy at work has been
eroding lately, it's probably more than just your imagination.
Experts say companies are under increasing pressure to monitor
employees electronically, and workers should assume they are being
U.S. News: Face it, you're toiling in a fishbowl
Should Your Boss Be Allowed to Search Your Hard Drive?
Let's admit that no one spends every minute at
the office on business. If you're like a lot of people, your hard
drive may contain a few downloaded MP3s, some saved CD-ROM games, a
spreadsheet for the office football pool, or perhaps even a cover
letter to a potential new employer. The company you work for owns
the computer you use--but does that give your boss the right to
search your hard drive?
Computer and Internet Surveillance in the Workplace Rough Notes
It is likely that about one out of four large
companies systematically monitors the computer, internet, or email
use of its employees. There are over fifty different products
available today that will let employers see what their employees do
at work on their "personal" computers, in their email, and on the
PC Data Safe From Prying Eyes--And Fingers
Windows and screen-saver passwords offer
little protection from determined snoops. And anyone who uses your
PC, even without malicious intent, can inadvertently erase or damage
key files. Follow these steps to keep your data private and your PC
safe while you're not around.
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Every home user should first install a
reliable antivirus program to help defend against viruses and Trojan
horses, which can do anything from stealing passwords to
reformatting your hard drive to allowing hackers to take command of
Hands Off! Personal Computer Privacy
So what's on this invisible hard drive? Copies
of everything you've ever looked at online, for one thing -- as well
as all the email you've ever sent or received, and every document
you've ever read or written using the computer.
ZDNet Are Prying Eyes on You
Do you believe that your e-mail and personal
data is private and confidential at work? If you do, guess again.
Someone to Watch Over You
When it comes to privacy in the workplace, you
don't have any. Time and again, courts have sided with employers
when it comes to spying on employees.