The Importance of Workplace Data

Workplace Data is important to employers, employees, and the general public for the reasons stated below:

  • Employers:

Data theft is increasingly becoming a serious problem for many companies, and the biggest threat to intellectual property is theft from employees and former employees.  Consequently, workplace data plays a crucial role in both handling and preventing data theft.  Not to mention, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that its employees are not abusing the technologies in place.

  • Employees:

It is vital for employees to know their employer’s workplace data policies and their rights to privacy in regards to technology use in the workforce.

  • General Public:

With the continuous advancements in technology, it is important for people to know their rights in regards to privacy and how to protect sensitive information as much as possible.

 

Privacy, security and liability are the main issues that businesses face when sharing, exchanging and transporting data via electronic channels.  With the existing, not to mention increasing, use of technology in the workforce, companies need to take measures to protect their data.

 

Liability Diagram

 

 

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Page last modified August 10, 2014