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...
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...
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...
A party’s “right to privacy” in the context of social media is the subject for numerous motions in civil litigation. The scenario goes like this: Plaintiff sues defendant, alleging injuries. Defendants seeks discovery of Plaintiff’s social-media content, such as photos, posts...