Funny this never happened with dumb terminals.
People thought they were company property and were for company business.
This may not be the case in Finland. which seems to have serious privacy laws.
Let me be clear. It is not *your* PC. It is your companies.
But I do wonder about this. Your on company property and presumably company time. If its their email account as well how much expectation of privacy can you have? This can definitely get complicated with home workers. Private email account, company supplied PC? Emails stored on PC and PC returned to office?
How about the mobile phone supplied to most Sales people? UK practice is for the company to get a copy of the bill and reimburse. They retain the right to check such numbers against their customer list. Ask someone to tell you what their total bill was and just pay it for them. I dont think so.
Put simply if they pay for some degree of particular services outside of your salary why would you not think they should have some level of oversight?
Private phone, private email address, your personal PC at home. Rather different. That would be MYOFB.
As for a strip search. What is the Finnish for "What is your probable cause?"
What are they looking for anyway? Stolen goods (or "Shrinkage" as they say in the building industry) or a USB memory stick? If so that is a very clumsy way to (try to) stop data leakage.
But a strip search. What is Finnish for