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Judge Favors Employers In Computer Privacy Case

Law360 (January 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Employees can expect the right to privacy in their offices and on their computers, but employers ultimately have the power to monitor those workplace areas if their policy allows them to do so, a Court of Appeals has ruled in a potentially precedent-setting case.

Monday’s order followed a decision by the Ninth Circuit last August, and was based on the question of whether an employee’s right to privacy could suppress evidence of child pornography found on his office computer.

Jeffrey Ziegler, the former director of operations...
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