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A federal court in New York ruled that an employer did violate an employee's "right of privacy" by inspecting his office computer and email.

Key point. Employers wanting to inspect computers they provide to their employees, and to discipline or dismiss employees for inappropriate or unauthorized computer use, should have employees sign a computer use agreement consenting to the inspection of their computer as well as discipline or dismissal for inappropriate use.

* A federal court in New York ruled that an employer did violate an employee's "right of privacy" by inspecting his office computer and email. A man (Alex) was hired by a company as a computer programmer. On a number of occasions he was confronted by his supervisor about work-related issues including poor work relations with co-workers and insubordination towards superiors. He eventually was dismissed, and later sued his former employer on several grounds. One of his claims was that the employer violated his privacy by allowing his computer to be accessed by supervisors. ...

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  • July 1, 2004

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