Protection for Whom?

The Information Commission has released its controversial code of practice, which states that employers can no longer use covert ways to snoop on employeee-mail. Employers should provide staff with private e-mail and Internet accounts and cannot monitor e-mails – even if there is reason to believe they are of a personal nature. The code is designed to be a guideline for the RIP legislation. Paul Rutherford of Clearswift asks what this means for employers and employees alike? What does this mean for Internet and e-mail monitoring companies in the security arena that have products relying on this revenue income?

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