Employee Privacy Report
In today’s world of ever-changing communication technology, the importance of protecting a corporation’s privacy as well is the employees is prevalent to the success of a business. Protecting sensitive information is important, especially for businesses, which deal with highly sensitive information such as employee and client records. This information becomes even more sensitive when the information deals with banks, health care, or private communication between two parties or more. The issue of privacy in the workplace is a sensitive subject for both employees and employers. How much or how little monitoring takes place is the responsibility of the employer and could be subject to lawsuits. This paper will look at and briefly discuss employee privacy policies and the current laws regulating employee e-mail and Internet privacy.
Apollo Group, Inc. has strict policies regarding e-mail and Internet use. Monitoring of phone calls, e-mails, and Internet use takes place daily. The information shared and communicated through the company’s technology system is sensitive and regulated by the United States Congress and the Department of Education. The educational institutions, which fall under the umbrella of the Apollo Group are mandated to stay in compliance of the federal government’s regulations or the company could face the penalty of losing the universities accreditation, which would be detrimental to the business of running a for-profit educational institution or for any educational institution not just the institutions, which fall under the umbrella of the Apollo Group.
The e-mail use, Internet use, and privacy policies of Apollo Group are summarized as follows: electronic communications systems are intended for company business activities only; the content of messages includes but is not limited to, text, pictures, and/or attachments; restricted, proprietary, or confidential information must not be transferred via electronic...