Thursday, 27 March 2008

Shared computer use raises privacy, confidentiality issues

Writing for AllAfrica, Beatrice Gachenge reviews the position in Kenya of employees who have computers at their work stations. She explains that, instead of a PC for every employee, a single PC is being used by up to 10 people. Apart from efficiency problems, which occur when several employees are unable to work each time a PC crashes, there are issues of confidentiality and personal privacy when one or more employees are able to read documents and files belonging to their colleagues. The need for proper passwording practices is stated.

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