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 February 3, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S., Workplace

Ben Schneiders reports:

How much privacy does an employee have when using a work laptop at home?

Not much, it seems, after a senior public servant was sacked after Googling the word “knockers” and looking at legal pornography. That was despite the access being out of work hours and the public servant using his own internet service provider.

The public servant, from the Commonwealth Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, was sacked after a software program, called Spector360, was set up by the department to catch any use of the word “knockers”.

Read more in The Age.

Update: Leanne O’Donnell kindly sends along a link to the court opinion in Griffiths v Rose.

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