Employee Privacy Act Report

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Week Five – Employee Privacy Act Report

Jessica Jackson


Timothy Smith

June 20, 2012

Employee Privacy Report

In this report I will be discussing the current privacy policies at Abacus Technology Corporation. I will be going over the policies that Abacus Technology has in place regarding e-mail use and internet use. As well as reviewing the current laws that the State of Maryland has regarding employee e-mail and internet privacy. I will also be discussing why companies implement e-mail and internet use policies. Lastly, I will be covering what assumptions employees might make about their privacy at work and how the policies that are in place can affect an employee’s privacy at work.

At Abacus Technology electronic communication such as e-mail and internet use is encouraged, however, electronic communications are considered company property and their purpose is only to be used for company business. The policy on electronic communication relates to all electronic media and services, which are accessed using company computer equipment, while on company premises, or by company-paid access methods, and used in a manner which identifies the individual with the company. Employees are not supposed to use electronic communications for excessive personal use, soliciting non-company business, and conducting activities that are illegal or contrary to the firm’s best interest. Individuals are also asked not to access criminal websites or transmit any harassing or offensive material. Any violations of the company’s electronic communication policy will result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination (Abacus Technology Corp, 2001). Abacus Technology does not have a current policy in place that forbids the use of company email for personal use. However, they ask that employees do not open attachments from unknown senders…...

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