No Privacy For Employee Info On Office Computers

Law360, New York (September 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a case of first impression in New Jersey that has potential ramifications for New Jersey employers and employees alike, an appellate court recently upheld the warrantless search of office computers used by an employee to store information relating to his theft of over $650,000 from the company.

Finding no controlling precedent in New Jersey, the appellate court applied federal rulings from other jurisdictions and held that the employee had no “legitimate expectation of privacy” in information he stored on office computers, even if that information...
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