Ford workers ordered to remove internet porn

Saw this one on my subscription to LockerGnome "Bits 'n Bytes". Seems those over at Ford have been given a "safe" period to clean out their Harddrives from housing Pornographic images, funnily enough it didn't mention Mp3's.

Ford is giving its workers two weeks to remove pornographic and other offensive material from computers as part of a new crackdown.

The US-owned motor company has sent an email to staff across the UK announcing a two-week amnesty for employees to delete internet-related porn.

It is the latest in a series of moves by the firm to tackle misuse of its computers, a problem which has hit many other companies since the explosion of Internet use.

Ford is giving its workers the chance to get rid of pornographic pictures, web site addresses, emails or other offensive material.

Spot checks will be launched after the amnesty and Ford warned if workers ignored the move it would be taken as a serious disciplinary offence.

Three employees at Ford's Dagenham plant in Essex were suspended last year following an incident related to emails. Ford wrote to workers last year warning it would not tolerate the downloading of pornographic or other offensive material.

A Ford spokeswoman said today that following discussions with union officials on how to get the message across, it had been decided to give workers the two-week amnesty.

"Workers are being told that if they have anything on their computers which is inappropriate or could offend anyone they should remove it."

News source: Ananova.com

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