Top 5 Tips for Creating an Effective Computer Use Policy

As technology becomes more pervasive and employees spend an increasing part of their work day on the internet and checking their social media feeds, every organization should develop an acceptable use policy (AUP).  A carefully-drafted AUP is one of the best ways for organizations to reduce the likelihood that their computer systems will be used for illegal, discriminatory or other improper purposes. This article offers my top 5 tips for creating an effective AUP.


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