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.

Chapter explaining consequences of non-compliance with the Acceptable Use Policy

Reviewed 09 June 2020

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