Security policy

Sample Internet usage policy

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This Internet usage policy from a manufacturing company with fewer than 50 employees establishes the company's ownership of data transmitted over its computer systems, establishes the right to monitor, and ofifers examples of activities that violate the policy.

You are free to use or adapt this sample policy, which was contributed by the security community, for use in your own organization (but not for re-publication or for-profit use).

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