One-third of large US companies terminated an employee for violating email policies


Percentage of large US companies that employ personnel to read employee email, according to 2006 Proofpoint Survey. 

Additional key findings from the survey: 

  • 31.6% of companies have terminated an employee for violating email policies in the past 12 months. 
  • 22.8% outgoing emails contain content that poses a legal, financial or regulatory risk.
  • 34.7% of companies report their business was impacted by the exposure of sensitive or embarrassing information in the last year. 
  • 15% were impacted by improper exposure or theft of intellectual property.
  • 25.2% were ordered by a court or regulatory body to produce employee email in the last year.
  • 17.3% have disciplined an employee for violating blog or message board policies in the last year.

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