No Expectation of Privacy in Emails Sent Over Employer's Email Account, Massachusetts Court Decides

Does an employer invade an employee's privacy by accessing and reviewing the employee's email? A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision, Falmouth Firefighters Union v. Town of Falmouth , answers "no." For a two year period, the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts, used Google...

Do Employees Have Any Privacy Rights in Personal Emails Sent from Corporate Accounts?

Earlier this week, a story broke reporting that Harvard University surreptitiously viewed the work emails of 16 residential deans as part of its investigation into a cheating scandal. Your level of outrage at Harvard's investigation will depend entirely on the degree to which you believe employees...

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz: Monitoring Employee E-mails

E-mail can be powerful evidence in a dispute, and whether employers and criminal investigators may use employee e-mail in litigation proceedings is a hot topic. A recent New York federal court decision outlined the current law in this area. In United States v. Finazzo , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22479...