Non-compliance with this policy will be regarded as a serious matter and appropriate action will be taken, which may include termination of employment.
Depending on the nature of the inappropriate use of Department ICT resources, non-compliance with this policy may constitute:
- a breach of employment obligations
- a criminal offence
- a threat to the security of Department ICT resources and information
- an infringement of the privacy of staff and other persons
- exposure to legal liability
- serious misconduct
- sexual harassment
- unlawful discrimination
Where there is a reasonable belief that illegal activity may have occurred, this may be reported to the police.
Reviewed 09 June 2020