Internet Usage Policy


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Internet Usage Policy

The guidelines and instruction given to employees concerning the use of Internet facilities such as the Web, email and chat conferences. It stipulates all prohibitions such as access to pornographic sites, conducting illegal activities and sexual harassment. It authorizes who may communicate with members of the press, competitors and other organizations. Employees may be required to sign such a policy statement as a pledge to honor its principles or otherwise be dismissed. See policy management.
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That's not to say anyone would ever do that, but the University of Mississippi has a long way to go on its Internet usage policy," he said.
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