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Consider E-mail as Permanent

July 1, 1998
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E-mail is permanent—it really can't be deleted in the traditional sense. To prevent doing anything that can hurt your organization, consider these helpful hints.
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Eight Tips to Stay Out of E-mail Trouble

July 1, 1998
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Be careful about what you and your employees write. Memorize these facts to help your company stay out of trouble:
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Create an E-mail Retention and Purge Policy

July 1, 1998
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Companies must learn to monitor e-mail in a manner that will minimize the potential for liability. One safeguard is to implement a specific document-retention policy.
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When Cyberloafers Can Put You in Legal Danger

December 1, 1996
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When Cyberloafers Can Put You in Legal Danger
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Policy Matters

May 1, 1996
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Implementing an e-mail policy can go a long way toward clarifying who legally owns and has the right to access and review e-mail system messages in the workplace.
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Safeguarding Privacy

May 1, 1996
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It's important to think through all sorts of situations and realize how easy it is for information to leak out.
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Making Privacy a Priority

May 1, 1996
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You have to strike a balance. As an employer, it's necessary to create a secure environment and avoid liability, but it's also important to create a positive atmosphere and one in which creativity and innovation can flourish.
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Nothing Personal

May 1, 1996
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Emotions and opinions run high when it comes to employer monitoring practices.
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PrivacyEntitlement or Illusion

May 1, 1996
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Employers have a right to information about their workers. Indeed, checking backgrounds secures safety, and monitoring activity promotes productivity. But workers, too, have a right and that's to privacy. Here's how you can achieve your need for information without sacrificing their dignity.
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