How To Keep An Eye On Workers But Keep Out Of Trouble

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT) -- After the controversy that erupted last week over news that Harvard University was surreptitiously peeking into the work email accounts of its administrators, Law360 asked attorneys how employers can avoid getting into hot water when they need to access an employee's electronic information.

The situation that confronted Harvard could happen anywhere: employees appeared to be releasing confidential emails to the media, and the bosses wanted to investigate. But the backlash, too, was pretty predictable. Digital information is stored and transmitted today in largely the same manner...
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