McCain And Palin Personally Approved Internal Email Hunt For Leakers, Campaign Manager Says
I really don't get it. All this uproar over whether Schmidt (with or without Palin and McCain's approval) searched through staff e-mails to find out who was leaking information to the press about Palin's diva behavior during the lead-up to last November's election..
If you use a company server to send your e-mails, your e-mails are not private. The company owns the servers and can noddle through your e-mails to their heart's content. And that's not counting what anyone in the IT department with admin passwords can do.
A recent survey spilled the beans about what folks in the IT Department do out of boredom, curiosity, or maybe something less benign.
It should not surprise you that IT admins read your e-mails. Yes, they check logs to see what sort of Web surfing employees do. Turns out, yes, they check HR's folders to see what everyone's making and sometimes they leave taking data with them as they head out the door. There is no privacy on company computers.
Get over it, as Scott McNealy famously said ten years ago.