Harvard's e-mail scandal raises questions of work privacy

03/13/2013 | Slate · New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Many Harvard faculty members have expressed dismay since learning that the university secretly searched the e-mail accounts of 16 resident deans, but court cases involving workplace privacy indicate that Harvard probably didn't do anything illegal. Even if employees can show that they have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their work e-mail accounts, employers can still monitor workers' e-mails if they have a good reason to do so, L.V. Anderson writes.

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