Employers urged to develop clear internet use policies

17-07-2008

Employers urged to develop clear internet use policies
A clear policy on what staff are allowed to access on the internet while at work will benefit both employers and workers, it has been suggested.

Ben Camm-Jones, the news editor of Web-User magazine, noted that IT managers are concerned about employees time-wasting by accessing social networking sites or checking their non-work email.

In addition, such activities can leave computers at risk of viruses.

However, Mr Camm-Jones suggested that "most of the problems can be circumvented with a very clearly established IT policy".

This would give employers something to refer back to and offer staff clear guidelines on what they can and cannot do, he said.

Recent research by MessageLabs found that there were 2,076 malicious websites blocked every day in June, which is an increase of 58 per cent from May.

Related categories: IT / Internet.


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