E-Mail, Internet and Privacy Policies

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E-Mail, Internet and Privacy Policies University of Phoenix Com 285: Introduction to Business Communication Group: MEBSB039 May 5, 2009

E-Mail, Internet and Privacy Policies With the invention of the internet, many conveniences have been developed to help companies run more efficient. E-Mail was developed to replace standard written messages. This form of communication sped up the receipt of messages from one person to another. Internet and e-mail have become, and will remain a necessary tool for the modern business to succeed. The internet is also used as a way to communicate globally. For instance, a company with offices in the United States and the United Kingdom, now has the ability communicate information at the speed of light. With the advancement of modern technology comes the advancement of ways to steal information and violate the privacy of an employee or the company. Companies have put privacy policies in place to protect employees and the company. Information that could be misused and potentially harm the employee or put the company at risk could easily be sent over the internet through unsecured means. This paper is meant to discuss e-mail, internet use, and privacy policies at the place of employment of the writer. Secondly, we will discuss the laws put in place to regulate employee’s e-mail and internet policies. Thirdly, we will discuss the reasons companies implement e-mail and internet policies. Lastly, we will examine what assumptions employees make about their privacy at work and how do these policies affect employee privacy at work. E-mail and internet use at the writers company is regulated under strict guidelines. Employees tend to misunderstand the risk they are taking when using a company computer to send personal…...

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