Was it philip who wrote on Saturday 09 March 2002 16:40:
> Does anyone know if it is legal for the company you are working for to
> watch the sites you go to and read your email before it is sent i.e it is
> held , read, the sent
> also is it legal to use sniffers on the network to grab passwords
> any help or link would be great
It goes back to whose rights matter; The individual has constitutional
rights, the company (paying for all this) has ownership rights, and the area
is a little grey, if the company could show just cause for this interference.
Try asking the Data Controller (Each company must have one) in writing what
information they have on you, specifically mentioning information gathered
from your own corerespondence. A lot of people are evading the scope of this
leglisation by being judicious in what they write down.
Another good source of information is the Dept of Labour, who have a very
good over the phone service, with the knowledge of your rights.
I wouldn't abuse the rights or services of any company I work for, but my
first reaction to that scenario would be to run looking for another job.
Perhaps that's why I'm self employed.
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