Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Respecting confidentiality, part of Writing Email.
…If you wouldn't want to see your message posted on the company…bulletin board, or on someone's Facebook account, then don't send it by email.…Hackers can, of course, get access to those personal, private messages, but…neither should email sent through employers…equipment have any general expectation of privacy.…Employers can, and do, monitor all communications through their equipment.…The Electronic Communication Privacy Act…and the Stored Wire Electronic Communication…Act are commonly referred together as the Electronic Communication Privacy Act.…
This act was updated because of the onset…of computer and other digital and electronic communication.…Always be aware that an email message can be monitored secretly, is stored…permanently, can be forwarded without permission, and…can be edited to change the meaning.…Let's analyze these privacy or confidentiality issues.…The first, is an employer allowed to see what…is on a computer terminal while the employee is working?…Generally, yes.…The employer owns the computer network and the terminals,…
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- Using email as a communication tool
- Understanding the right time and the right tone to strike
- Crafting strong subject lines and messages
- Respecting confidentiality
- Copying and bcc'ing
- Including attachments