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UK workers install e-mail at home to avoid being monitored at work claims Amstrad survey.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-24 January 2003-UK workers install e-mail at home to avoid being monitored at work claims Amstrad survey(C)1994-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

A new survey has been carried out by telecomms products manufacturer Amstrad has revealed that 26% of all UK employees with e-mail at home installed it because they were monitored at work.

A further 28% claim that they know their employers read their e-mails while 39% thought that they would get a serious warning if they were observed to be using the Internet outside their lunch hour. Other results from the survey however showed that employees spent an average of 2.3 hours a day sending personal e-mails and accessing the Internet.

A spokesperson for Amstrad said that communicating by e-mail is a large part of our social lives and so if people are unable to e-mail at work then they will do it from home.

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