Feeds

Council workers face Lego email probe

Some face sack

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Staff at Flintshire County Council are facing disciplinary action after allegations that they abused the local authority's email system.

According to a story on ICNorthWales 47 workers have been interviewed as part of an investigation.

Most of those concerned have already been dealt with but it seems a small handful could face the boot over the incident. According to the report the images in question may - or may not - be of a pornographic nature.

Specifically, it seems two Lego characters were pictured in what is understood to be a sex act. There's also some reference to George W Bush and Osama bin Laden.

In a statement Flintshire CC said: "The e-mail cases vary in nature. The less serious ones have been dealt with by means of managerial interviews. The more serious cases are being dealt with under the council's disciplinary procedures.

"Abuse of the e-mail system has recently been reported as being the single most common disciplinary problem for employers nationally," it said.

To read the full story go here. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Bono apologises for iTunes album dump
Megalomania, generosity and FEAR of irrelevance drove group to Apple deal
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
10 Top Tips For PRs Considering Whether To Phone The Register
You'll Read These And LOL Even Though They're Serious
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.