Tag: Fourth Amendment

Employee Digital Privacy Rights and Expectations, Part 1

What rights do employees have in the workplace when it comes to the privacy of their digital lives? Can they expect that their e-mails won’t be read by someone else at the company? Does that answer differ for company e-mails versus e-mails that are personal but sent from a company device? What about texts sent […]

Computers: Ninth Circuit Reconsiders Computer Privacy Ruling; the Importance of Having a Monitoring Policy

Last year, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers California, ruled that employees cannot expect privacy when using workplace computers if their employer has an electronic monitoring policy in place. But now, the Ninth Circuit has revisited that ruling—this time finding that the employee indeed had an expectation of privacy for the computer […]