Thirty percent of respondents said personal sites like Facebook and Twitter are blocked at work. Unfortunately for the companies that block personal websites, their efforts might be fruitless because 60 percent of the people surveyed said they would simply use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops to access personal websites during work hours.
A recent report by KPMG International addressed the ramifications of employers choosing to block personal websites at work.
“Executives may be naïve in thinking that banned access to social networks eliminates employee use,” suggested Tudor Aw, KPMG’s European head of Technology. “Indeed, the survey shows that by restricting or blocking access, many employees tend to move their activity to their own personal devices which are often less secure and completely unmonitored.”