Sample computer and e-mail usage policy

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This one-page computer and email usage policy from a manufacturing company with fewer than 50 employees covers unauthorized access, software licenses, harrassment and pornography issues, and establishes the company's right to monitor.

You are free to use or adapt this sample policy, which was contributed by the security community, for use in your own organization (but not for re-publication or for-profit use).

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