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Internet Usage Liability Waiver

There are 6 owners asking me to "open the gates". I don't want to be held liable for patient identity theft, viruses, malware, etc..... (you know all the little nasties that come along with facebook, myspace, shopping, pornsites, blah blah blah....) Does anyone have a template to start with for the owners to sign so this doesn't come back on me when I let open the gates to hell?
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Thomas Zucker-Scharff

8/22/2022 - Mon

THis is dangerous, have you advised them of the dangers? that their corporate data can be stolen and that their personal files will be at risk without access control? Perhaps offer to set up an 'internet cafe', a few PC's or laptops that connect over a WIFI network separate from the corporate network.

Make sure you e-mail them with the dangers and get an e-mail response, that is enough. Usually they get a bit upset if you start getting them to sign forms.


I have advised them of the dangers and how productivity will go down b/c of the access to facebook, itunes, etc... I have even tried to explain the strain it will put on our network. We are talking about doctors... they want what they want when they want it where they are.....Normal users just don't get it... I'm sure all of you have run into these situations where users have no idea of the potential dangers that "we" shelter them from. I just need to cover my arse... Am I understanding you correctly???? A response email showing that I warned them and they still want what they want, should cover me????

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Thomas Zucker-Scharff

cirmail2k is correct you need to show something called "due diligence" meaning you have taken the time to make a reasonable attempt to make people aware of all possible dangers.  Your best bet is to look up due diligence on the web.
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