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quote:Originally posted by another_someoneNothing new about this, nor anything particularly undemocratic about it.LOL It was a joke...we all have to sign waivers at most major corporations here about emails, internet usuage, and etc...E-mail is inherently insecure, and it should be recognised that this is a design limitation of e-mail. The argument goes that the company has a right to know what you do with their equipment, so if you are using their equipment for private purposes, they regard themselves as having a right to know for what you are using it.Absolutely! It is also, a great measurement of productivity and etc..too!The moral of the story is that if you want privacy, encrypt it, and better yet, use your own computer and encrypt it.I agree with you!It could be worse. Many years ago I heard a story where an airline, fearing that its staff were steeling from passenger luggage or cargo, and were somehow using the staff toilets to move the stolen goods out, had CCTV cameras hidden in the ceiling of the toilets, which the staff only found out about when a camera fell out of the ceiling of the toilet cubicle he was in.This is going a bit far though! I would definitely seek legal action on this matter as an employee as I am sure they did not sign a waiver for this! Telephone monitoring, yes, emails, yes, internet usuage, yes, and etc!At least, at GCHQ, I understand they are somewhat more open about it. I understand that anybody visiting GCHQ (e.g. maintenance personnel) are accompanied everywhere, including to the toilets (no exceptions).George