Thursday, June 19, 2008

Employee Privacy Makes a Comeback

The 9th Circus Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of liberty for once. The ruling states that employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding email and text messages when those message are sent via a third-party.

Since most companies receive Internet access through Internet Service Providers and don't actually run their own email and text messaging services their employees can rejoice in their newly rediscovered privacy rights. On the other hand, if you work for a company that hosts email in-house, your still SOL, so we suggest getting yourself an account with an ISP that has web mail so you can rat out your employer in private.

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