New South Wales workplace watchdog law ‘a formality’

The use of email and computer facilities in NSW workplaces will be under watch from October when the Workplace Surveillance Act comes into force, but the head of an email security firm says there is nothing to fear. Peter Croft, the managing director of Clearswift, said the act simply meant that there would be an agreed policy about the use of workplace facilities that both the employer and employee understood. “The act simply says says employers must tell staff that their work email is being monitored. At the same time, staff must understand that if they use the web on their work computer, there are systems in place to track and filter where they surf,” he said. NSW will be the first Australian state to bring such a law into force. Victoria and Queensland are set to follow…

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