Common sense a must while using workplace computers

When using a workplace computer for personal reasons, use common sense deciding in what type of activity to engage in, says Toronto employment lawyer Kevin Marshall.

“The police will not be interested if you are using your office computer to send an innocuous email to a friend or are booking a restaurant meal with your spouse,” says Marshall. “They will be interested if you are engaged in illegal activity, regardless of whether the computer is located at home, the office or elsewhere.”

The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that evidence of child pornography found on a high school teacher’s computer can be used against him notwithstanding his reasonable expectation that the contents of his computer were private, the Globe and Mail reports.  Read Globe and Mail

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