Your company owns the entire IT infrastructure (both hardware, software and communication), as well as the intellectual property of all business data, in any form – and it has the right to access, secure and protect these data and assets.
Privacy at work is limited – meaning that employees can have limited expectation to privacy, within the work environment. Also, the usage of company resources (cars, fixed / mobile phones, Internet connections, fax, printers, computers) can be monitored or supervised to determine operating parameters, optimize them or detect abuse.
There is an acceptable use policy (AUP) that explains how company resources can be used and whether they can be used for personal purposes. If you do not have such a policy, we recommend you to define one.
There are restrictions on using certain applications, communication protocols or equipment inside the company. Again, if you do not have such a policy, we recommend that you to define one.