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What's it like to have your emails investigated?

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that it's not illegal for employers to read workers' private messages sent via webmail accounts and chat software during working hours. But what's it like when this happens? One City worker gives his story.

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gizmig2199d ago

No one wants their emails to be investigated. Neither do I.

FreakyFox2198d ago (Edited 2198d ago )

....during working hours a person is pretty much owned by the company that pays them.

If you dont like your E-Mails or Chat activity being looked at in WORKING HOURS then dont do it at work.

But i will say office environments are evil places to work in, as somone is always trying to get one over you with political correctness type of things.

RetrospectRealm2197d ago

I still don't think that gives them the right to look into your personal emails. Looking into someone's email should be the same offense as looking at someone's physical mail.

FreakyFox2197d ago

I`m asuming they are talking about mail accounts that are set up by the company (tommy.company@ilikespying.com ), because i cant see how they can even see your personel e-mail that you use at home, because they wont even know the name of it.

So anyone who is using a work e-mail for buying things and social activities etc, could essentially be profiled for whatever reason.

Most companies monitor this activity, The European Court of Human Rights is just underlining it from what i can see.

RetrospectRealm2197d ago

In that case, I don't see why anyone would do anything other than work stuff with their work email. Lol

I was assuming they were spying on their desktops while the user was on their personal email.