November 2006 — Former Florida congressman Mark Foley, Republican, learned about document retention the hard way. His suggestive e-mails, dredged from House computers during an investigation, cost him his reputation and his job.
But a new survey suggests that, like Foley, most employees are unaware just how public a private e-mail can become. A large percentage of employees do not know that even their most personal messages may be stored electronically by their employers and can come back to haunt them, according to WeComply, a business ethics training firm in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
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