When investigating policy violations and other issues, is IT allowed to monitor employees’ personal email activity if the messages are sent and read at work? That’s the question at the heart of a recently filed lawsuit.
A new lawsuit claims popular antivirus vendor Symantec uses scareware tactics to trick customers into buying software they don’t need.
A lawsuit has been filed against an online retailer claiming the company’s negligence resulted in a data breach that affected 24 million customers.
As social networking becomes the norm for business, organizations must find ways to protect their brands online. The outcome of a recently filed lawsuit could affect how easy it is to do that.
Many companies use social networking sites to promote their business, while nearly all employees have personal accounts on those sites. And when the lines between the two are blurred – as in this recent lawsuit – things can get complicated.
So far, courts have been reluctant to penalize companies who suffer data breaches in cases where no customers can show they were the victims of identity theft. But that could be changing, if this recent lawsuit is any indication.
Accessing files and documents without authorization is generally considered a pretty serious offense. But as this recent court case shows, it pays to be careful before taking any disciplinary action.
The practice of keeping close watch on the use of software licenses has become difficult for busy IT departments. However, failing to do so can result in a hefty unexpected bill.
Businesses take on some level of risk every time they allow employees to take company-owned equipment out of the office. One way to limit the risk: Have clear policies about what employees are allowed to do with that equipment.
Taking disciplinary action against an employee for improperly using the Internet at work can bring up some legal questions for companies. Among them: Is wasting time online considered enough of an offense to deny a fired worker unemployment benefits?