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· 60% of all online purchases are made during work hours.
· 70% of all Internet pornography traffic occurs between a.m. What’s more, employers and employees are facing ethical and professional dilemmas thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of social networking sites. Over the past several years, e-mail and the Internet have become integral and indispensable aspects of the typical employee’s daily routine. Thanks in large part to its speed and convenience, e-mail has replaced the inter-office memorandum as the preferred method of communication in the workplace.
(Although I’m not sure what the actual Vista installed base is.) Anyway, I know I’ll be really angry if my fancy Apple TV doesn’t work with Vista… (Fingers crossed.) To be fair, there are a lot of things I actually like about Vista (one of the two reasons I haven’t rolled back to XP – the other is I like testing out the cutting edge stuff). Stanford University issued a nationwide study last year that found that up to 14 percent of computer users reported neglecting work, school, families, food and sleep to use the Internet.
You know, I thought about making a long list, but you probably get the picture.
Fox News Tad Nelson comments on the story of a 14-year-old autistic boy in Georgia faces felony charges of making terrorist threats after he drew a stick-figure version of himself firing a gun at his teacher.
A former employee of IBM is suing the company for £2.5m in a wrongful dismissal case after he was fired for visiting adult internet chat rooms while at work.
Where no policy is in place and an employee carries out an illegal activity on a company network – from circulating offensive emails to breaching security, the employer is legally liable.Consider the following statistics: · On average, a typical employee spends 21 hours per week online while at work—but only 9.5 hours per week at home.· 30% to 40% of Internet use in the workplace is not business related.The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) passed in 2000, gives powers to the police and other agencies – including company employers – to intercept emails and mobile phone calls and monitor internet use, but has always been contentious, with opponents arguing that it undermines employees’ rights to privacy.Many see it as a contravention of the Data Protection Act and the European Convention on Human Rights (Article 8 being “everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence”).