: May 18, 2005, 4:21 PM PDT
By Ed Frauenheim
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
If you're working for a U.S. company, there's a good chance you're being watched--and you may get fired for how you use your computer or office phone.
That's the gist of a study on electronic monitoring and surveillance released Wednesday by the American Management Association and the ePolicy Institute.
The report found that companies increasingly are "putting teeth in technology policies." About a quarter of employers have fired workers for misusing the Internet; another 25 percent have terminated employees for e-mail misuse; and 6 percent have fired employees for misusing office telephones, according to the report.
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