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UK employees addicted to snooping.


In a recent study published by Indicii Salus, an Internet security company, up to two-thirds of UK employees are addicted to prying into colleagues email and will become addicted to snooping after just one hit. 18% admitted that they would attempt to break email security systems in order to view personal inbox files. Paul Chandrasekaran, CEO for Indicii Salus sated that “Email has made people much freer communicators, but it has also made us very careless about how we protect confidential information”. This is true as the study also revealed that only 7% of workers protect their emails using encryption technology.

A startling 87% of UK employees admitted to reading their boss’s private email on at least one occasion. The study revealed workers are particularly prone to gossip regarding inter-office relationships and are likely to pass on private information to colleagues.


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