More than half of firms monitor employee e-mail: survey

Study of firms in Europe, Israel and South Africa show corporate accountabliity rules mean more organizations are monitoring and archiving electronic conversations
||Last Updated: 04/12/2004


ew corporate accountability rules are forcing companies to take a tougher approach to recording and monitoring staff e-mails and instant messaging, according to a survey.

The survey of large and medium-size organizations across Europe, Israel and South Africa found that more than half of firms (56 per cent) now routinely monitor employees’ e-mail messages, while even more (61 per cent) centrally archive all e-mails.