Employers Potential Wiretap Statutory Liability For Monitoring Electronic Mails

The right of employers to monitor their employees’ mail has potentially constituted a claim arising under the privacy torts. However, even though many companies have electronically monitored their employees' Internet and e-mail usage, they potentially can face lawsuits by their employees involving invasion of privacy. Employees however can pursue state and federal wiretap statutory remedies against the employers have monitored their communication within certain limited.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Will an employer face potential ECPA issues with monitoring an in-house computer system?
What are practical steps a company should take to monitor the Internet usage and electronic mails?

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