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A recent survey of US employers by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), indicates that a majority of them are watching employees’ activity on the Internet at work. A near-omniscient eye – and usually an electronic one – may well be looking your way right now, if us Brits are following the same pattern.

A report from US news and media group CNN reveals that the survey found that in a sample of 722 companies, 74 percent said they monitor workers’ Internet use at work; 72 percent said they check on employees’ e-mail; 51 percent said they review phone calls.

The results come hot on the tail of news of the sacking of employees at Royal Sun Alliance for distributing material which allegedly showed cartoon characters Bart Simpson and Kermit the Frog doing things which shouldn’t be shown before the watershed.

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