Majority of British firms have disciplined staff over pornographic images: study

HR needs to work with IT to implement policies, systems, says professional organization
||Last Updated: 02/18/2005

More than 70 per cent of companies in the United Kingdom have had to take disciplinary action against employees for viewing pornographic images on workplace computers, according to a new study.

The study was conducted by PixAlert, a computer image detection company, in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

It also found that more than half of senior managers questioned were unaware of their personal legal and civil liability for illegal and inappropriate images in the workplace. Furthermore, two out of every three companies surveyed have not kept computer-use policies for employees up to date, exposing them to potential criminal or civil claims, it said.