Minimalist Acceptable Use Policy?
April 24, 2006 5:12 PM Subscribe
My company does not have a computer acceptable use policy. What is the bare minimum?
posted by Roach to computers & internet (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm the recently-hired IT Manager for a 400 person automotive retailer spread across 8 locations. I'm the first full-time IT employee they've ever had. I've been charged with revamping many of their technology practices, one of which is producing a computer acceptable use policy for each employee to sign.
At a recent steering committee meeting, I presented my 2.5 page version to our COO. He basically said "TLDR", and asked me to distill it to the BARE minimum.
I know of some companies that have one-line policies. Others I've seen run to five pages. I'm wondering what you consider the absolute minimum clauses that need to be included, in order to protect the company.