"From the employee's position, it's easy to scoff at the fascist-sounding stuff we read on here regularly ('We can and will see and hear everything you do when and if we want to.') but as a 'responsible' member of the management team, I have to take into consideration the legal ramifications of NOT reserving such rights. If we think someone is keeping a gun in his desk, we want to be able to check it. If someone is harassing people from our email system, we want to be able to verify it. What I don't want, however, is the creation of a police state (be it on paper or otherwise).