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Postby anne_ecks_pat » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:07 pm

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Postby durain » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:04 am

does your company has a proper internet use policy? does your employment contract mention anything about missuse of computer, etc. most company will have some sort of policy on computer/internet use.

just curious, why you want a ang mo lawyer? local no good?

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:08 am

I wouldn't know whether it is legal or not but monitoring employee communications and whatever else they might be doing on the Internet is nothing unusual. My previous employer used remote monitoring which may be just internal policy and nothing to do with the law. All in all it would or would have been better not to use the company's equipment. :(

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:35 am

All of our email goes through an internal server with the exception of two accounts, the MD's and mine (HR & Finance Mgr). Yes, it is entirely legal to do so as it does use the company server even if a usage policy isn't in black & white. It can be deemed that while you are in that office, everything you do is company work so can be monitored.

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Postby ksl » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:51 am

If they are trying to terminate your contract and you haven't been paid, go to MOM, I wouldn't worry about the hotmail affair so much. Of course they have the right to monitor what you are up to on their computer setup. If you are being terminated for that, then you may have broken your terms of contract, either way MOM first, if you haven't been paid.
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Postby durain » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 1:38 am

for compliance/code of ethics purpose, the company will have a right to snoop on your internet activities in case you leak information out that they are on the verge of bankruptcy, bad mouth them, IPO, money laundering, acquisition and merger, etc.

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Postby anne_ecks_pat » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:33 am

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Postby anne_ecks_pat » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:35 am

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Postby anne_ecks_pat » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:42 am

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Postby durain » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 11:20 am

for compliance/code of ethics purpose, company has the right to snoop on you even in any first world country. dont know what sector your company is in but these days, most company will have some sort of snooping software installed for their network traffic. it is not illegal.

you were guilty of using a private email to discuss company issue. maybe it wont be as bad if you were just chatting about the birds and the bees, and probably just get a slap on the wrist. just like a company fone. if they dont check the bill, they dont know, then everyone can just use it for premium calls or IDD calls all day long. or imagine i should be working in the office but instead i do nothing but surf the net on singaporeexpats.com forum!

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Postby anne_ecks_pat » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 11:48 am

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 9:45 pm

Methinks OP's lawyer told them to get rid of the discussion here. That or her boss also found out OP is surfing the net as well as sending email instead of working. :P

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Postby durain » Sat, 14 Feb 2009 11:14 pm

maybe OP trying to destroy the evidence. a bit too late, me think. :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:54 pm

Yeah, considering he left a trail blatant trail when he registered. Never use a definable email address when you've got hotmail/gmail/yahoo mail to use instead! :roll:


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