Note on E-Mail and Privacy: U.S. Law and Company Policies

Case Analysis

Describes the legal framework of employee privacy as it applies to e-mail monitoring: the various legal theories on which a privacy claim could be based and proposed federal legislation on the topic. Also describes the policy company such as UPS, Citibank, Kodak, and have developed in light of the legal uncertainty. Provides students with the background for understanding how judges and politicians on ethical values ​​such as privacy in the electronic communications to think new environment.

Describes the legal framework of employee privacy as it applies to e-mail monitoring: the various legal theories on which a privacy claim could be based and proposed federal legislation on the topic. Also describes the policy company such as UPS, Citibank, Kodak, and have developed in light of the legal uncertainty. Provides students with the background for understanding how judges and politicians on ethical values ​​such as privacy in the electronic communications to think new environment.
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Lynn Sharp Paine
11 pages.
Publication Date: Jan 15, 1992. Prod #: 392074-PDF-ENG
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