How do you recommend obtaining employee’s consent to monitoring?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 March 2012
The safest legal position is to obtain the employee's express consent to monitoring. Most well-drafted employer IT policies will contain a provision which makes it clear to employees that they should have no expectation of privacy in respect of their work email and internet usage on work computers during working hours.
However, in the absence of a clear policy on monitoring of IT systems or where the monitoring is intended to be by way of CCTV, it is advisable to ask employees to sign a document confirming their understanding of what will be monitored, how it will be monitored and their consent to such monitoring. This might be done by way of a short presentation explaining to employees the
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