Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Employees snoop

A long time ago I Chaired, the CIPR/PRCA Internet Commission which talked about the five elements that are the nature of the Internet.

Porosity was one.

Today we find out, from a report in The Register that corporate snooping is rife. It is the smallest step from there for information to get into the public domian online.

Nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of UK employees admit to having illegally accessed sensitive data such as salary details from their firms employer's IT systems. More than half (54 per cent) of 2,200 adults polled during a YouGov survey said they'd forgo any scruples to do the same, given half a chance, according to a Microsoft sponsored survey that points to a culture of internal snooping and casual identity theft in offices across Britain.