Staff unclear over e-mail snooping



Daniel Thomas

Over two thirds of IT managers say staff do not understand the law governing e-mail monitoring.

The Data Protection...



Daniel Thomas

Over two thirds of IT managers say staff do not understand the law governing e-mail monitoring.

The Data Protection Commissioner recently launched a draft code of practice to guide businesses on how they can legally monitor staff e-mail under the Data Protection Act. The CBI said the code added to the confusion on the issue, after Government statements said routine monitoring of e-mail is legal under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. Sixty-eight per cent of IT managers confirm this confusion, saying their staff don't understand the law.

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