The company I work for (in Australia) just got puchased by Compuware (American company).
From what I understand, as a Compuware employee and under the US’ homeland security act, my personal details are available to the American government.
Can you believe that?
I am an Australian citizen, but the American Governement has more access to my personal details than the Australian governement… just through being an employee of an American company!!
According to this article:
“A 2006 survey by Forrester of 294 US companies resulted in the claim that “more than a third of American companies with 1,000 or more workers say they employ people to read through other employees’ outbound e-mail”, with around half of those organisations “regularly” going through outbound email “in search of rule-breaking” (including leaked trade secrets, improperly disclosed financial information or illegally released health records). “
So now there is a good chance that my emails are being read by some person in the US. According to the International Labor Organisation (ILO), this is a violation of basic human rights and dignity.
Cripes … how do I deal with this situation …