Kuwait commission denies social media accounts ban

August 28, 2011
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Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) has denied reports it would ban government employees from accessing Twitter and Facebook, saying they were baseless allegations.

“There were no reports or complaints from government sector officials about an increasing use of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook during work hours,” Mohammad Al Roumi, Undersecretary at the CSC, told Kuwait News Agency (Kuna).

The commission will not therefore issue a circular after the Eid holidays to warn government employees against logging on to social networking sites during work hours.

Last week, reports surfaced in Kuwait, quoting Al Roumi as saying that the CSC was planning to issue a circular after the Eid holidays to caution government employees against logging on to social networking at work.

According to the reports, the commission had complained that a large number of public sector employees regularly talked on the phone or logged on to social networking sites during work hours while others left their offices without informing their superiors, resulting in a slowdown of the workflow in several government institutions.

“The CSC has no authority to follow up the employees as this is within the prerogatives of their directors,” the commission said.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwait-commission-denies-social-media-accounts-ban-1.858265

         

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