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Email Isn’t Private

Courts have found that employers are generally free to read employee email messages, as long as there’s a valid business purpose for doing so. Company email policies. These days, many companies reinforce these rights by adopting email policies telling employees that their email isn’t private and that the company is monitoring email messages. Some companies also […]

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Is Email Monitoring Legal

According to a survey by Quicktake, 42% of employers monitor their employees’ emails. However, Michael Overly (author of E-policy1) found that only 60% of the employers who monitor emails actually have an adequate written policy in place. By monitoring emails without warning, employers are arguably infringing on an individual’s privacy and therefore susceptible to workplace […]

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Monitor Emails Encourages Employee Compliance

If some of your employees are spending hours forwarding jokes, music or pictures to each other, you will know. Equally important, they will know you know. Sometimes there’s nothing more helpful in enforcing employee compliance with your company email policy than simply letting your employees know that their company email accounts and their computers are […]

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Use Email Monitoring For Risk Mitigation

Your company’s email system is undoubtedly an important channel for corporate and employee communication. It can provide a helpful way for managers to task employees, to share news and to keep staff in sync and on track–while sometimes providing a useful electronic trail. However, without a professional approach to email monitoring, your email system may […]

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