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Privacy in the workplace requires a delicate balancing act between the right of employers to control their workplaces and employees’ expectation of privacy. Although many employees claim a right to privacy for their individual workstations, computer files, telephone conversations, and e-mail, employers often have the legitimate right to monitor such activity and to inspect and review all related records. In fact, for employers that are engaged in particularly sensitive or competitive industries, such as the manufacture of drugs or the development of national defense systems, monitoring and investigating the workplace and after-hours activities of employees may be a compelling and entirely lawful act. The increased role and use of computers in the workplace has also presented employers with an entire set of new problems to worry about in the form of identity theft and security breaches.
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83151faqs.aspxPrivacyQuestions & Answers Do you have any forms or policies for the topics, "Red Flags Rule" or identity theft prevention? 08/18/2010National
81245faqs.aspxPrivacyQuestions & Answers Is a company required to get written/verbal permission from an employee before posting a picture of the employee on the company website? 11/18/2009National
81060faqs.aspxPrivacyQuestions & Answers Do you have anything on the NY law "GINA"? 10/21/2009National
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77829training.aspxPrivacyHandouts Employee Privacy (Handout)  National
77830training.aspxPrivacyQuizzes Employee Privacy (Quiz)  National
77828training.aspxPrivacyTraining Talks Employee Privacy (Training Talk)  National
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98049training.aspxPrivacyHandouts Employees’ Privacy Rights (Handout)  National
98050training.aspxPrivacyQuizzes Employees’ Privacy Rights (Quiz)  National
98048training.aspxPrivacyTraining Talks Employees’ Privacy Rights (Training Talk)  National
16700training.aspxPrivacyQuizzes Empolyees' Privacy Rights (Quiz)  National
91742state_comparison_charts.aspxPrivacyGuidance Identity Theft, by State (PDF)  National
9558timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Instant Messaging Policy (Standard)  National
1169timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Internet Policy (Standard)  National
16392timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Internet Policy (Strict)  National
16579timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Medical Examinations  National
91334state_comparison_charts.aspxPrivacyGuidance Off-Duty Conduct, by State (PDF)  National
1110timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Personal Use of Company Internet Policy (Progressive)  National
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16577timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Privacy - Cameras (Strict)  National
16567timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Privacy - E-mail Policy (Strict)  National
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16576timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Privacy - Personal Belongings Policy (Strict)  National
16573timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Privacy - Personnel Records (Strict)  National
16578timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Privacy - Telephone Record Policy (Strict)  National
16561timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Privacy Policy (Progressive)  National
16563timesavers.aspxPrivacyPolicies Privacy Policy (Standard II)  National
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