Monitoring employees can help companies identify internal and external cybersecurity threats and prevent data leakage, among other things. There are critical steps companies should take, however, when creating and implementing employee monitoring programs to make sure that they do not run afoul of a wide range of relevant regulations. The following checklist outlines actions to take and things to consider when developing a program, creating written policies and ultimately, implementing the program. For more in-depth coverage of this topic, see “Effective and Compliant Employee Monitoring (Part One of Two)” (Apr. 5, 2017); Part Two (Apr. 19, 2017); “Benchmarking Employee Monitoring Policies for Practical Approaches” (Dec. 20, 2017).