The Information Acceptable Use Policy provides staff with clear guidance on the appropriate, safe, and legal way to use corporate information and IT equipment. The policy creates the framework for appropriate handling and communicating organizational information. The policy applies to all staff and is key in creating company standards for acceptable usage.

Risks addressed by this policy:

  • Costly information security breaches
  • Significant burden added to IT systems by staff personal usage
  • Loss, damage, or theft of corporate IT equipment

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Search Code: 79215
Published: November 26, 2015
Last Revised: November 26, 2015


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    Kathy Walther | 02-20-2018

    I'm looking for an acceptable use policy for company-owned cell phones and I'm having issues finding anything. Also an acceptable use policy for company-owned laptops.

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 02-22-2018

      Thank you for your inquiry. The Limited Personal Use of Network Resources Policy may work for you.

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    Liviu Morareti | 06-20-2019

    Your AUPs are great however they are way too granular, thus too many to use in real life.
    I haven’t yet seen an organization enforcing, for example, a Wireless LAN User Acceptable Use Policy, as a single policy. Not to mention the whole Policy life-cycle, which will be so difficult to maintain with too many AUPs.
    To conclude:
    A consolidated Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy template would be appreciated.

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 06-21-2019

      Thank you for your feedback. A universal acceptable use policy is a great idea, and I have passed it along to our agenda person for future consideration.

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    Damian Medina | 10-12-2020


    This is great, is there anything on RUP? (Responsible Use Policy)

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 10-22-2020

      Thanks for your feedback, Damian! I've sent you an email with a list of policies you may find useful.


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