Who Else Is Reading Your Emails?

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A survey of 112 large companies in the US, carried out by email security consultants Proofpoint, has found that 38 percent of organisations with more than 1000 employees routinely hire staff to read or analyse outgoing emails and that almost 1 in 3 companies have sacked staff for violating email policies in the last year. The survey also suggests that more than 1 in 5 emails contain information that poses a legal, financial or regulatory risk, and over a quarter of companies questioned have been ordered by courts to hand over employee’s emails. You have been warned, so watch what you’re saying…

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