Developing an Internet use policy is painless — and crucial

By Todd Humber
|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 05/21/2003


s more workplaces expand online access to employees, the importance of having a clear Internet and e-mail use policy in place is increasingly paramount.

The recent case in Toronto where two men were arrested for possession of child pornography, not just on their home machines but on their workplace computers as well, underlines the need for a policy. Toronto police were quick to point out that if a company knows an employee has offensive material on a workplace computer, and does nothing about it, then the corporation and company officials could face charges.