10 Personal Things Employees Do at Work

Ebenezer Scrooge wasn’t the first employer in history to berate an employee for conducting personal business on company time. And he probably won’t be the last. But personal tasks that may have once been considered taboo are now acceptable practices at work today, says a new study.

Forty-eight percent of bosses in the U.S. don’t mind when employees take longer lunches and are OK with staff getting together to enjoy office banter and to take regular breaks, according to a study of 1,000 U.S., British, German, French and Irish employees and employers sponsored by Mozy, a data protection and backup services provider.

On average, 37% of countries surveyed allow employees to take longer lunch breaks. This new latitude toward employee time management is less a new measure of employer largesse than it is an acknowledgement of how the adoption of mobile technology has made work become “a thing that you do” rather than “a place that you go,” Mozy says.

Employees have been quick to take advantage of this freedom. More than half of employees think nothing of leaving work early for a doctor’s appointment, with nearly one in five eating breakfast at the desk or taking time out to research vacations or shopping.

The study found that these were the top 10 personal tasks that employees felt it was OK to do at work:

  1. Leaving early for the doctor or dentist
  2. Personal phone calls
  3. Regular tea/coffee/watercooler breaks
  4. Chatting with colleagues
  5. Sending a few personal emails
  6. Taking a long lunch
  7. Online banking
  8. Leaving work early for a child’s performance at school
  9. Paying a few bills
  10. Listening to music

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Reference: http://mashable.com/

ICYMI: Privacy in the Workplace Webinar

Privacy in the Workplace

Our 2015 monthly Privacy Issues Wednesday webinar series continued this month with Jennifer Rubin and Gauri Punjabi’s Privacy in the Workplace presentation. Jen and Gauri discussed the latest statutory and common law developments concerning employer monitoring of employee email, access to employee social media accounts, social media policies, and bring your own device (“BYOD”) policies.  We were pleased to host over 125 participants for this webinar.

For those missed the webinar, some of the key takeaways for employers include the following:

  • While there is not much federal or state statutory authority on employer monitoring of employee email access, employers are advised to provide employees with prior notice of such monitoring and obtain their consent to do so.
  • Many states now prohibit employers from requesting access to their employees’ or job applicants’ social media accounts. This trend, along with the number of other states that have considered passing similar legislation, suggests that Congress may soon weigh in on this issue.
  • The National Labor Relations Act applies to all employers, regardless of whether the workplace is unionized, and protects employees who use social media to discuss their wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment (i.e., concerted activity).  Employers cannot prohibit employees from using work email accounts to have such discussions during non-working time.  Employees will lose the protection of the Act when their actions disparage the employer’s products or services and/or create a risk of harm to the employer or to others.
  • Social media policies should specify the nature of conduct that is permitted and prohibited and should not utilize broad language that could encompass the right of employees to engage in protected concerted activity.  Social media policies should also take into account an employer’s need to protect trade secrets, comply with industry regulations and applicable federal and state employment statutes, and preserve information relevant to litigation.
  • BYOD policies often result in lower employer costs related to device overhead (purchase/maintenance), improve employee productivity, and result in greater employee job satisfaction.  Prior to implementation, however, employers should consider the process for monitoring compliance with other company policies, keeping track of wages owed to non-exempt employees who use their personal devices to work outside of the office, and maintaining the security of company information that ends up on an employee’s personal device and ensuring its removal once the employee leaves the company.

For a recording of the webinar,  click here.   To download the presentation slides, click here.

The next webinar in the Privacy series — Responding to Insider Theft and Data Disclosure — will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  This webinar will offer practical advice about responding to data theft and disclosures by employees and former employees. We will cover such topics as conducting a proper investigation, utilizing state and local civil court processes to deter, halt, and remediate data thefts, and when and how to engage local and/or federal law enforcement. This webinar will be presented by members of Mintz Levin’s privacy and data security and white collar crime practice groups.


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Reference: http://www.jdsupra.com/

Research Says Monitoring Employee Activities in Digital Environments Will Rise in 2015

Security surveillance and monitoring will rise greatly in 2015 to protect enterprise data and work procedures into whatever technical environments are utilized by employees to perform their job.

Goldcliff Circle Herndon, DC — (ReleaseWire) — 01/29/2015 — Monitoring employee activities in a digital environments are increasing, with 60% of companies likely to implement official PC monitoring software to keep track of external social networking websites for avoiding security breaches by 2015, according to EmpMonitor. Several businesses currently participate in social media monitoring included in brand marketing and management, but less than 10% of businesses currently utilize these same tactics as a part of their safety monitoring program.

To avoid, identify and remediate security cases, IT security companies have typically focused interest on the monitoring of inner infrastructure. The effect of IT consumerization, social media and cloud services renders this traditional strategy insufficient for leading choices concerning the safety of business info and work procedures.

Considering the fact that employees with valid access to company data assets are usually involved in security breaches, employee monitoring should focus on the activities and behavior wherever the employees follow a company-associated interactions with his/her computer systems. Quite simply, the growth of efficient security intelligence or control depends upon the capability to seize and evaluate user activities that happen outside and inside of the business IT environment.”

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computer monitoring

  • View Real-time Screen Snapshot
  • Monitor Skype or Other Chat/IM Activity
  • Record Emails
  • Track web browsing history
  • Block access to any website
  • Remote PC Maintenance
  • Program Activity

If you would like to record and control all your children or employees’ activities on working PC, SurveilStar Monitoring would be your best choice.

A 30-day free trial version of this professional computer monitoring and tracking software is available. Feel free to download and try to check what your employees and children have done on PC.

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Reference: http://www.digitaljournal.com/

Surveilstar Has Upgraded To Version 3.24.1223.20!

What‘s new in version 3.24.1223.20?
1. Add on-line upgrade feature.

2. Support multi-keywords search for Software Copyright Management.

3. Select default document type for Document Operation Logs’ search.

4. Select default policy type for Agent Configuration.

5. Support instant messages’ recording for enterprise QQ (400/800 version), 263EM4.0.

6. Add support for Opera 10.50 and 10.51, Comet Browser 8.0, 2345Exploer.

7. Add auto-alerts for agent communication error. It will also display the error agent.

8. Fix the IE9 recording error.

9. Fix Dell’s fingerprint recognition bug.

10. Fix UC8.23.4.22616, ICQ recording error.

11. Support Skype’s newest version (Skype 6.0).

12. Change the placement of Firefox browsing activities from “Document” Tab to “Browsing” Tab.

13. Add compatibility for Windows 8.

14. Support Tencent QQ’s newest version (QQ 2013).

15. Add suppprt to MSNlite, FeiQ 2012 beta.

16. Fix the bug for the policy delay.

17. Add support to browsers like SlimBrowser 6.0, Sleipnir 3.03, Realplayer embedded Browser.