From the Times:
The Supreme Court agreed last week to decide whether a police department in Ontario, Calif., violated the privacy rights of an employee when it inspected personal text messages of a police sergeant on a work-issued pager. While that case concerns public employees, a federal judge involved in the proceedings asked, “What are the legal boundaries of an employee’s privacy in this interconnected, electronic-communication age?”
As always, NYTimes.com’s brilliant Room for Debate blog has a handful of opinions. Some say that employers should respect the privacy of their workers, others see it as a necessity. But one thing is certain: as more communication networks go remote, the matter is only going to get trickier.
Personally, I don’t think it’s right for your boss to be able to look through your emails and voicemails, but it’s not like I’d have anything to hide. In fact, it would annoy me more that anyone had the time to look through my work phone. I mean, don’t you have some real work to do?
Read the rest at Room for Debate.