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  •  I know guys in Wall Street IT (0+ / 0-)

    and they, like me, and like you, are also bound by laws on disclosing or even viewing some information.  You can have access to a system and legally not be allowed to look into it.  Like an HR system.  

    Drunk on the printer is an inside joke.  The IT room is always a locked vault with biometric security in and out of.  We used to have an internal happy hour in ours every Thursday where someone would get on the printer with a paper pirates hat and read off the stupidest, most assholish, or just plain god awful trouble tickets off the week.  This was when everybody else was out of the office and we were waiting on tape backups to be picked up and taken off to the remote vault that only 3 people knew the location of.  We'd head out after for beers.

    We did bust people for some shit, I'd scan the network and nailed someone for kiddy porn, but we don't tap into files that are confidential for people outside of our department, that's a legal nightmare.  In one place I did work for that got nailed for fraud and was unable to compete for US government contracts for a year IT was specifically banned from snooping financial data.  We didn't have a need to know.  But we did xcopy the entire mess over once the investigation started.

    "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

    by overclocking on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 07:38:04 PM PST

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