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An Evaluation of Internet Use Policies of Victorian Local Government

Sandy, Geoffrey and Liaskos, Jim (2004) An Evaluation of Internet Use Policies of Victorian Local Government. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 63 (4). pp. 90-100. ISSN 0313-6647

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Abstract

The Internet has provided employees and organisations with many benefits. However, employee misuse of Internet services has also become increasingly common. A solution to combating this problem is the implementation of an Internet Use Policy (IUP) within an organisation. This study developed IUP guidelines that were used to evaluate existing Victorian local government authority (LGA) IUPs. The number of LGAs without policies was then determined in February 2001. The findings revealed 36 per cent of Victorian LGAs did not have an IUP implemented. Fifty-one per cent of rural LGAs were found not to have IUPs. Furthermore, policies when compared with the IUP guidelines revealed deficiencies in many areas. A follow-up review was then conducted in 2004. It revealed that only 6 per cent of LGAs now lacked policies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID6828, policies, review, LGA, Victorian local government authority
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2012 05:21
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2012 05:21
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2650
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2004.00405.x
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