A few tips for employees regarding Internet and cell phone use:
_ Remember that anything you do on a company-issued computer or cell phone - in or out of the office - could be tracked by a boss, the courts or a regulator.
Many employers monitor Web site use, keystrokes, instant messages and e-mail. Some even archive text messages on work cell phones.
_ Avoid mentioning your company, boss or co-workers in online postings unless you have permission to do so.
_ Avoid using any device to take or transmit any company-related photos, videos or other recordings without permission from management.
This includes any images of company buildings or logos and embarrassing or unprofessional photos of co-workers or clients.
_ Know your company's policy on social networking, video Web sites, e-mail and other tech-related activities.
_ Regularly delete personal e-mail from your work account.
_ Remember when searching for a job that many employers check social networking sites, blogs and other online activity.
(Source: The e-Policy Handbook, 2nd Edition) - AP