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Telecommunications Use


Policy

2 Background

This policy applies to all Departmental work places including schools and to all employees, whether permanent, temporary or on contract. It also applies to commercial contractors undertaking work on behalf of the Department.

The Department will exercise its right to review, audit, intercept, access and disclose messages created, received or sent over Departmental 'on-line services', defined here as: any services, such as, but not limited to, email, discussion groups, Internet access and Web browsing, that may be accessed using the computer networks and services of the Department of Education. Logs of email transactions and Internet access data are kept for administrative, legal and security purposes and may be monitored.

Like any other corporate records, emails and Internet access records are 'discoverable' in the event of legal action and are subject to provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Discovery is the process by which parties to a civil case or matter are entitled to obtain, within certain defined limits, full information of the existence and the contents of all relevant documents relating to the matters in question between them.

Records Management: Policy and Guidelines (1997) should be consulted in relation to the destruction or archiving of electronic messages classified as significant records.
 


Telecommunications Use
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