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The general principles by which a government is guided in its management of public affairs, or the legislature in its measures. A general term used to describe all contracts of insurance.

As applied to a law, ordinance, or Rule of Law, the general purpose or tendency considered as directed to the welfare or prosperity of the state or community.


(Contract), noun agreement, arrangement, contractual obligation, contractual statement, insurance contract, legal document, mutual agreement, mutual underraking, obligation, pact, schedule, understanding
Associated concepts: insurance policy


(Plan of action), noun approach, consilium, course, course of action, course of conduct, doctrine, essablished order, fundamental principles, general guidelines, general principles, governing course of action, governing plan, governing principle, line, line of action, line of connuct, management, manner of proceeding, method, mode of management, party line, plan, plan of campaign, polity, prescribed form, principles, procedure, proposal, proposed action, proposition, rule of accion, scheme, stratagem, ways
Associated concepts: public policy
See also: course, direction, guide, platform, polity, practice, principle, procedure, process, program, rule, scheme, strategy, system

POLICY, PUBLIC. By public policy is meant that which the law encourages for the promotion of the public good.
     2. That which is against public policy is generally unlawful. For example, to restrain an individual from marrying, or from engaging in business, when the restraint is general, in the first case, to all persons, and, in the second, to all trades, business, or occupations. But if the restraint be only partial, as that Titius shall not marry Moevia, or that Caius shall not engage in a particular trade in a particular town or, place, the restraint is not against public policy,, and therefore valid. 1 Story, Eq. Jur. Sec. 274. See Newl. Contr. 472.

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That's not to say anyone would ever do that, but the University of Mississippi has a long way to go on its Internet usage policy," he said.
IT departments must be familiar with the development and the parameters of the organization's Internet usage policy so they will be better equipped to:
Alaska's constitution contains a right to privacy clause, and while there's nothing in the law and precedent to indication that organizations can't legally monitor employee Internet usage, making everyone aware of your organizations' Internet usage policy and the steps that are being taken to compel or monitor compliance may help decrease legal headaches down the road.
E-mail and Internet policies also grew in importance, with 60 percent of firms reporting that they had an e-mail usage policy and 57 percent reporting an Internet usage policy, increases from last year of 11 percent and 6 percent respectively.
0 are specifically designed for use in the administration and enforcement of corporate e-mail and Internet usage policy through the elimination of spam and other objectionable content that infiltrates company networks.
SCU's Gallagher says that although her school does have an Internet usage policy, "it doesn't meet the needs of today's world," and efforts are under way to update it.
Even if you've implemented employee monitoring, filtered traffic from "off limits" web sites, and had every employee sign an Internet usage policy, you are still likely to have an Internet misuse problem.
At this point, you should consider forming a task force of employees and managers to jointly develop an Internet usage policy that people will actually use.
In June of that year, the CIA issued an Internet usage policy.
Content Technologies, an expert in Internet content security has warned that companies without a clear Internet usage policy could face legal challenges from staff sacked for unauthorised or inappropriate Internet usage.
In addition to optimizing its primary Internet gateway, Blue Coat appliances also enable METRODATA to enforce its Internet usage policy and manage the use of Internet applications based on policy or bandwidth consumption, including streaming media and peer-to-peer file sharing.

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