ERIC Number: ED419538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
E-Mail at Work: Is it Really Private?
This paper examines the controversy of e-mail privacy in the workplace. Once an employee uses an e-mail system that belongs to the employer, according to recent case law, their privacy rights are forfeited. Employers will now have to start creating policies to safeguard themselves from expensive litigation, and employees will have to be more careful about what kind of messages they send over their employer's e-mail system so that they do not get fired. This controversy may change behavior of employees in the workplace dramatically. They may feel stifled if they have to watch the content of every e-mail message they send. However, it may be for their own good not to divulge any personal information or personal opinions over the company system. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper submitted to the Annual Convention of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) (43rd, Las Vegas, NV, April 3-6, 1998).