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Guidelines on Workplace E-mail, Web Browsing and Privacy
The use of the Internet by governments and organisations has raised concerns about the privacy of staff e-mail and web browsing activities. Despite the fact that they are using government or corporate equipment and networks staff may consider that their e-mails and web browsing activities are private. In some cases access controls and security features of a network (passwords etc) give the user an illusion of privacy and they may not be aware that their browsing activities and e-mail content can be scrutinised. It may not be understood that the purpose of access controls is to prevent unauthorised access.