Managing employees' internet surfing

Corbitt, Terry
December 2005
Management Services;Winter2005, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p38
Academic Journal
The article explains the benefits that can be obtained by companies from implementing an Internet acceptable user policy (AUP) in an employment contract. AUP should contain policies as to what is acceptable to the organization and to what extent the Internet can be used by employees for personal purposes. This article discusses results of a survey by Croner, provider of business information and advice, which revealed that British employers could be losing money by not monitoring employee's use of the Internet at work. It also discusses the suggestions of Richard Smith, human resources expert at Croner, in addressing a culture of secret surfing. In addition, the article explains the three areas of control over the use of employee records under the 2003 British Employment Practices Data Protection Code.


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