Finland takes action to address employee email monitoring

Nobody in the U.S. expects their corporate emails to be private, and it's generally assumed that if you are using your corporate computers and corporate email accounts, the company has the right to snoop as a means of preventing "data leakage," which is a polite euphemism for what we used to call industrial espionage.

European companies have been a little more reluctant to get on this bandwagon due to privacy concerns. In principle, the existence of a written or implied contract between employee and employer, the existence of acceptable use policies, and the overwhelming need to protect corporate secrets from walking out the door, more than counter-balance the privacy concerns and make a very compelling argument in favor of this practice. Read full email monitoring article>>

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