Thursday, January 19, 2006

Royal London snoops on staff PC's

Royal London, the mutual life and pension company, has installed new security software to snoop on the computer activity of its 2,900 staff across the UK. Designed by 3ami, the software is being used to enforce “sensible rules relating to the personal use of e-mail and the internet”. Royal London group IT security manager Nick Harwood said, “Although the system will let us, we do not sit and secretly watch what people are doing day-to-day, but we do consider it our responsibility to be able to check, if we need to, how our IT is being used.”

It is also being used as a deterrent against the theft of data files – including their e-mailing to a third party, by copying or printing them or putting them on a CD, floppy or memory stick.
The system is also used to deter staff from sending or handling pornography, illegal images and racist and sexist material.

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