Re: IT ethics in the workplace
From: Darko Gavrilovic (darko.DOT.gavrilovic_at_utoronto.DOT.ca)
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 14:41:30 GMT
> 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.
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