E-Mail Use Threatens IP Protection Efforts

This article from Internet Week.com by George V. Hulme points out some of the risks email usage poses and asks these questions:

Is The Content Of Your Company's Outbound E-Mail Messages Monitored?

Is Appropriate Use Of E-Mail And The Web Part Of Your Company's Security Policy?

Does Your Company Have In Place Customer Data-Privacy Safeguards That Inform Employees Of Privacy And Behavior Standards?