Re: IT ethics in the workplace

From: Darko Gavrilovic (
Date: 03/23/05

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    Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 14:41:30 GMT

    les wrote:

    > Wanted to ask opinions.
    > I don't know where is the best forum for this, so I'll try here unless
    > someone has better ideas.
    > My wife was sending an email at work to her friend, and mentioned
    > she just learned she was pregnant. This good news was passed by
    > email. The IT guy at her company somehow read this mail and then
    > passed this "gossip" along in his conversations with other employees.
    > My issue here is two-fold :
    > 1. Is personal email on company computers private or not?
    > 2. Are the ethics in transmitting content of a non-threatening nature
    > such that this would be construed as violation of privacy?
    > My wife has no ill feelings toward this person, but thinks this behavior
    > is inappropriate and wonders what the consensus is. She wants to
    > confront him about this breach of ethics.
    > Thanks for any opinions.
    > Dr. Balla

    Hi. You are absolutely correct. It is very bad ethics and she should
    complain to her boss and the IT guys boss.

    "Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?", Robin Williams

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