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DOES YOUR COMPANY monitor employee e-mail? Network activity? Internet usage? Computer keystrokes? Your company probably engages in electronic monitoring, with the burden on the IT department. Should your company notify employees about these practices? Some on Capitol Hill think the answer should be a federally mandated "Yes."
Why might the issue of electronic monitoring of employees find bipartisan support during the 107th Congress? Backers say that the proposed Notice of Electronic Monitoring Act (NEMA) will protect employees' privacy -- something that plays well with constituents.
But, frankly, it's not that simple. The proposed legislation will not fully …