Your e-mails Sent from Your Work E-mail May Not be Private

November 13, 2012

The last scandal in D.C. provides another teachable moment for employment law.  Many of us mistakenly believe that personal e-mails are private.  That is not always the case.  If you are using a work e-mail, you should expect that your e-mail is not private.  Even if you are using a private e-mail account but sending or receiving an e-mail from your work computer, you should have a lower expectation of privacy, depending on your company’s technology policy.  Bottom Line, if you want to send or receive an e-mail you do not want your boss to see, do not use your work e-mail address or computer owned by your employer.  For more information, please contact Darren McClain

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