Are 'web mail boxes' safe to use if your online access is only from your job? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread


-- (, May 09, 1999


if you are using a "company" internet connection, your data stream can be monintored. The company owns the tie line... The courts have affrimed there right to monitor your use of the communications systems.... If you want privacy this is not a good media.....


-- helium (, May 09, 1999.

If you are using the company's property (ANY of it) the data truly belongs to the company. Several courts have upheld this, and are fairly adamant that the "right to privacy" (find it for me will ya'?) does NOT obtain in ref the data on the machine. In short, it belongs to the owner of the computer, the port, the phone line you are using (if at work) etc.


-- chuck, a Night Driver (, May 09, 1999.

In a word: NO!

If you even use your own laptop, with your own modem, you can be legally monitored if you use your company's phone line. Even if you use your own cell phone, or a pay phone as the connection (yeah, right) if it's on company time you can be at risk of disciplinary action for abuse of company resources (your paid time). If posting/ emailing to the WWW is not explicit in your job description/contract, then you could be in violation of your employment agreement. This is why I NEVER post to this forum from work, or even answer email if it's not work related (well, almost never...). Basically, if you're working on someone else's nickel, they can do what they want with you.

A word to the wise, guys,


-- Spindoctor (, May 10, 1999.

Uh, Well!

(Deafening silence). Gee, I guess that really closed out this thread! Sorry. I HATE being the party pooper. Really just trying to keep folks outa trouble...


-- Spindoctor (, May 10, 1999.

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