The BlackBerry: Employer's Friend Or Foe?

Law360, New York (September 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Companies today are well aware of the need for policies governing e-mail monitoring, archiving and destruction. But companies should also consider whether employee communications that do not go through an employee's desktop computer or use the company’s e-mail address are captured by the employer’s electronic systems policies and security programs.

For instance, employees often conduct business on cell phones, personal digital assistants, laptop computers, or home computers, some of which may not have been paid for by the employer.

Some employees, traders in particular, use instant...
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