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  • Get your employee's consent to monitor their emails with this one tip
  • You may wish to monitor employee communications in the workplace so you can ensure overall efficiency within your business. But remember that in order to do this, you'll need to get written consent of the employee, or employees, concerned. Legal compliance here is key. Getting legal consent can be quite a challenge, and understandably so, because when it comes to privacy, not everyone would... ››› more
  • [21 October 2016]
  • Here's how you can monitor an employee's communications without their consent
  • Technology is a double-edged sword in the workplace. Because while it helps countless businesses run more effectively and efficiently, it can also be abused by employees who use it for non-business purposes. And so in order to prevent this from happening, you may wish to monitor your employees' emails. And phone calls This though will require the employees' consent first. But what if the... ››› more
  • [14 June 2016]
  • Avoid breaching your employee's right to communications privacy with this one tip
  • Technology plays an important part in your business as it helps it to run effectively and efficiently. But what about employees who misuse your company's systems? What can you do when your employees' right to privacy is safely guarded? The Interception Act allows you to intercept an employee's emails or phone, but only in certain conditions. One of them requires the employee's consent. Bu... ››› more
  • [20 October 2015]
  • You can monitor employee communications IF you meet these three requirements
  • According to the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act No. 7 2002 (RICA), you're not allowed to monitor your employees' emails without their consent. Non-compliance here can lead to a fine of up to R2 million or a prison sentence of as many as ten years. Having said that though, there are three requirements that, if met, you can monitor communications IN THE COURSE OF RUNNING A BU... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
  • Stop! Reading your employees' email could mean a fine of up to R2 million
  • Do you know, legally, you can't monitor your employees' email without his permission (Regulation of Interception of Communications Act No 7 of 2002 (RICA))? And, if you do, you can get a fine of up to R2 million, or even a prison sentence for up to 10 years. Let's look at how to find out how you can legally look at your employee's emails using your computers. Two ways to keep an eye on comm... ››› more
  • [30 June 2015]
  • Email wastes about 32.5 workdays per year! Here's how to control it in your company
  • Huddle reports that a 2010 Star Email Survey (UK) found that 19% of employees spend up to an hour each day managing emails, with 20% spending more than an hour each day. That's equivalent to 32.5 workdays wasted per year. That's a whole lot of company productivity down the drain. That's why today we're giving you five tips you can use to help ensure employees don't waste time on email. You need... ››› more
  • [31 March 2014]
  • Four instances where you're allowed to read your employee's emails
  • While the law prohibits your uncontrolled access to your employee's private communications, it does provide you with some rights of access under certain conditions. Read to discover the four instances where you're allowed to read your employee's emails. Although your employee's privacy is important, the Interception Act does allow you to intercept your employee's communications. BUT only un... ››› more
  • [22 July 2013]



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