Why Email Monitoring is Hot

The CNews network in Canada reported yesterday that Alberta's Agriculture Department is investigating an email apparently sent from a government computer that calls supporters of the Canadian Wheat Board "communists who can't deal with the fact their industry is dying."

News about employees sending emails that are embarrassing or release proprietary information has given rise to a cottage industry selling email monitoring tools, as SC Magazine in Australia points out in an article published last month. However, not sure if the word "communist" would be offensive enough to trip a monitoring tool's sensors to inform the sender that the email does not comply with agency email policy.