Re: Is it possible my activity to be tracked
OK Some of this has already been said here, but for the sake of completeness. In the USA last I checked:
- Your employer has the right to any information on any hardware they own. In other words, keyloggers are legal and legitimate.
- Your employer has the right to any information that passes on their network.
- Cisco and pretty much every other business/enterprise switch can mirror a port to another port. Generally this means that every packet entering or leaving their network can be recorded in full or in part, and generally speaking a lot of companies make use of that. It's their equipment, their account and their data. They're legally responsible for what goes through their router, so you can pretty much say that they own it. Legally.
- Regarding your equipment on their network, if you send the data across their network then it's their data. I don't think there's a legal recourse.
- The same goes for connecting to the company VPN from outside: If it goes through their VPN then it's their data.
- I pretty much guarantee that the only company that's OK with you using Facebook on company time or with company equipment is Facebook.
- If you use search engine plugins on your browser, then probably they transmit data you don't think they transmit. Any sort of quick search is going to send data as you type it, because they're sending results as you type it.
- With https you're still using their DNS which is not encrypted. They know what site you went to.
- With ANYTHING, they know what IP address you went to and what protocol you tried.
- Try to think of anything at all that you would do -- legally -- for your company on their equipment that involves TOR. I'm dying to hear what it might be.
- Rights to your work:
- Contracts vary, and state laws vary.
- Sometimes the company claims all intellectual works you created while in their employ. That includes time you spent at home on your own equipment. Sometimes this is legal.
- Sometimes companies restrict that to the type of business they're in.
- Sometimes they restrict it to time on their equipment or while in their building. Or pretty much anything else.
- When you sign the contract for employment, there is a non-compete clause. Sometimes they claim rights to anything you came up with for a long time after you quit. These are sometimes shaky unless they can prove you worked on it while in their employ.
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