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New video tackles e-mail legal and privacy issues
New video tackles e-mail legal and privacy issuesKeywords E-mail, Security, Privacy
The Video Arts Group has launched a new training video – Privacy Issues in E-mail – part of its new World Series range. The programme addresses growing concerns from companies and individuals over the security of e-mail and gives advice on how to avoid any legal repercussions. The video highlights people's ignorance of e-mail security and illustrates various circumstances where lack of thought or consideration can have damaging results.
E-mail is so informal that few people stop to consider the implications of what they are sending. While you are away from your desk, if your computer and e-mail are not password protected, they can be accessed by anyone. Inappropriate use of e-mail can result in embarrassment or, even worse, legal action. Derogatory comments made against colleagues in an e-mail could be intercepted or sent to the wrong person, and deleted e-mails can still be accessed.
Commenting on the video, Martin Addison, Video Arts' marketing manager, said:
Many people are taking chances every day when using their e-mail. It is only a matter of time before mistakes are made and their jobs are at risk. Few people realise that e-mails are permanent and can be accessed if needed, so this video is crucial to all businesses.
Key issues raised in Privacy Issues in E-mail include the following:
E-mail should always be considered public, not private.
When replying to a message, check the list of recipients before you respond.
If a message you received is personal, or informal, let the sender know if you are forwarding it to someone else.
Don't leave your computer or password exposed when you are not at your work area.
E-mail used inappropriately could result in lawsuits and costly legal action.
Certain comments, suggestions or graphics, sent by e-mail, could lead to a harassment claim.
Use business e-mail for business use only.
Never send confidential information electronically.
Privacy Issues in E-mail is available for £495 purchase, or £185 for two days rental. For details contact Video Arts Group, Dumbarton House, 68 Oxford Street, London W1N 0LH. Tel: 020 7637 7288; Fax: 020 7580 8103; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.videoarts.co.uk