Companies may be monitoring emails, phone calls

June 17, 2009 11:58:23 AM PDT
When you go to work, can you expect your calls and emails to remain private?

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Then use "file workplace" choose shots of people on phone and computer for a new website launched by Consumer Action warns that you give up many of your privacy rights when you go to work.

Your employer may be monitoring business calls, emails, even tracking where you go.

"Some companies will take a look at how many keystrokes you make in a given period of time to measure productivity or how much time you spend away from the computer. There's some state requirements that make this different in different places but bottom line you should expect to be monitored," said Joe Ridout from Consumer Action.

Consumer Action says make sure you know your company's privacy policy is as soon as you are hired.

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