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Build a firewall against Internet, e-mail liabilities

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Whether you have a work force of three or 3,000, any time you let a worker use your e-mail or Internet service, you're putting your company at risk for lawsuits and lost productivity.

This is especially true today. Anthrax, war and terrorist threats are causing employees to spend a lot of time on the Internet and using e-mail, trying to stay informed and discuss events.

Most employers realize the need for written e-mail and Internet policies. But they're falling short in three other areas, according to Nancy Flynn, executive director of the ePolicy Institute ( and author of The ePolicy Handbook.

Flynn says many employers fail to:

  • Require workers to acknowledge, in writing, that they've read, understand and will adhere to the policies.
  • Train employees on what the policies mean, the potential risks to the company and the risk to their own jobs.
  • Develop and follow electronic docu...(register to read more)

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