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Internet misuse service launched by firm

PricewaterhouseCoopers has launched an Internet misuse service aimed at helping companies limit their exposure to costs incurred through the abuse of company internet services.

The Big Five firm has combined forces with systems personnel, security policy experts and former cyber-crime busting police officer to form a specialist team.

The team will educate management about the risks of internet misuse including abuses such as wasting company time and the proliferation of pornography on the web.

It will also point out legal obligations of management, and increase awareness among employees of the professional and personal risks that they face.

Other services include assisting management with specific cases, conducting technical reviews and providing help on drafting security policies.

Neal Ysart, a former Metropolitan Police officer leading the project, said the majority of employees broke the law unwittingly, potentially costing the company millions in damaged corporate reputation and lost productivity.

He added: ‘Internet misuse is costing UK businesses millions every year.’

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