This is a very murky area of the law. In theory the company does have the
right as it is their network. In tort there "could" be a remit for an
offended party to take an action against a company who did not take
"reasonable" steps to prevent their network from being misused by an
employee. EG. User at company x hacks compy y from the network in company x.
Although once you sign a contract that states that observationis done, bang
there goes any defence.
From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
Sent: 11 March 2002 10:48
To: philip; ilug at linux.ie
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Legal
Eh, don't sniff, it wil get you in trouble, unless you have it in writing
that you can.
If they have a "EULA" on logon, then read it. Our's says, don';t do this,
don't do that. Do you agree, and we all click yes or cannot work.
Its all entirely legal as we all signed that wee paper saying I have sold my
soul to such and such a company.
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
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