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HR Confidential: Can IT spy on me?

Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn't have to be. Looking for managerial or career advice? All sources will be kept confidential. Email your questions to Heather Krentler at hrconfidential@crain.com or call our advice line at 313-327-2209.

Q: Can IT monitor my computer?

Though it depends on your company's technology, in most cases, the answer is yes. Yes, they can. But will they? It's unlikely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't treat your work devices and work email as just that—company property. As a rule of thumb, anything we document digitally can probably find itself in the hands of another.

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June 14, 2017 - 2:51pm