Email Privacy In The Workplace

Employers are often concerned about the productivity of employees who send personal emails or browse through recreational websites at the office. Recreational surfing might also be a source of legal problems, such as disclosure of trade secrets, sexual harassment claims, and copyright infringement. As a consequence, employers are prone to monitoring employees' emails. Recent Court cases have held that they have a right to do so.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Isn't Monitoring Employees' Emails an Invasion of Privacy?
Under What Conditions can Employers Monitor their Employees' Emails?
What Additional Steps should Employers Take?
Practically, How can a Computer System be Monitored?
What about Filtering Devices?


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