Do office affairs matter? According to this article, they are on the increase, and may be posing some questions about office surveillance. Your systems administrator has the power to do check all of your email, and there are many other ways of surveillance. There are a growing number of complaints from employees, mostly women, about workplace abuse. I think that there are two ways to deal with the problem. First, workplace surveillance itself is a growing concern, but most of the times it is done within the law. The other problem is the actual abuse that ranges on cyberstalking. One could argue that people should attempt to keep their personal lives separate from their private ones, but this is increasingly difficult.