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Pamela M. Ploor quoted in article “E-Mail Privacy Act Stalls in Senate”


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Employers should state that employees ought to expect no privacy on the company’s system, Ploor stated.

“They also should make explicit that the company reserves the right to review and to disclose e-mail and other electronic communications to third parties, including law enforcement, when necessary to ensure compliance with its own policies and the law,” she said. “Some employers have faced privacy claims when they have voluntarily turned over child pornography on their systems to law enforcement. Policies like those just mentioned make clear that employees have no privacy expectation on the company’s system.”