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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

 

Employers add staff to read workers’ outgoing e-mail

`About 55 percent of companies retain and review e-mail, according to a 2005 survey by the American Management Association and Columbus, Ohio-based training and consulting firm The ePolicy Institute, up from 47 percent in 2001. A quarter have fired workers for e-mail abuse.

More than 60 percent of companies with 1,000 or more employees either hire, or plan to hire, staff to read or otherwise analyze outbound e-mail, according to a 2005 study by Proofpoint, which specializes in e-mail security and content issues. A main concern: leakage of trade secrets.’

At first when I read articles like this I think “America is a shithole of a country full of cunts and I’m fucking glad I don’t live there”.

Then I realise many companies in Australia probably read their employees email aswell. At which point I think to myself “America is a shithole of a country full of cunts and I’m fucking glad I don’t live there”.




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