British Airways spying scandal: How the world's most famous airline spied on its own staff

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  1. uggboy
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    British Airways spying scandal: How the world's most famous airline spied on its own staff

     
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    It will be fun to watch how this story unfurls.
     
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    Everyone should assume that anything they do on a computer or phone owned or managed by their employer is monitored and known by management...
     
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    Exactly ... there is no privacy expectation there!
     
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    That's not necessarily true in all countries. The CEO of the German railways was forced to resign back in 2009 as a result of the company snooping on employees.

    http://www.spiegel.de/international...oss-quits-over-snooping-scandal-a-616316.html

    (for the US, I do agree with your warning...)
     
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    I guess that the expectations of privacy on a work computer are different in Germany as compared to the US! :eek:
     
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    Maybe they have a good excuse like they only did it on BA flight 007 :)

    Sorry poor humor.
     
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    I could see that in the US union leaders/members might have some level of privacy rights also. But a general corporate employee doesn't.
     
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    Where it gets tricky is with my cellphone. My company doesn't pay for the device (BYOD), but as a benefit I am on a corporate plan. I never see the bill. Does the entitle my employer to make a special deal with AT&T to snoop on my calls or data usage? (I fully assume that they receive an itemized call list since they get and pay for the bill)
     
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    Union leaders/members don't have that privilege when using company devices. But they do have a right to privacy using their own devices while conducting union business on company property during the so-called union time.
     
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