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Surveys: U.S. Employers Tracking Workers' E-mail, Web Use

More than ever, employers are monitoring e-mail messages and Internet use, and a fair number say they've disciplined workers for abusing their electronic privileges, according to two recent surveys. Seventy-six percent of firms monitor which Web sites their workers visit, up from 62% in 2001, and 55% review employees' e-mail messages, up from about 47% in 2001, according to the latest Electronic Monitoring & Surveillance Survey from the American Management Association and The ePolicy Institute.

Privacy at work? Don't count on it, MarketWatch, June 23, 2005.