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Chapter 21. Watch Your Cyberlanguage > Consider Technological Tools to Control ...

Consider Technological Tools to Control Content

According to the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), an employer-provided computer system is the property of the employer. Thus the employer has the right to monitor all e-mail traffic and Internet usage that take place on the company system.

Fully 62% of employers exercise their legal right to monitor employees’ e-mail and Internet connections. Among those who monitor, 68% cite legal liability as the primary reason to keep an eye on employees’ online activity.[26]

[26] American Management Association, 2001 Survey of Electronic Policies and Practices.


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