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Author Aalberts, Robert J. ♦ Poon, Percy S. ♦ Thistle, Paul D.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Most ISP supervisors are aware they possess legal rights to monitor employees' Internet use. Laws such as the federal Electronic Communications Protection Act generally allow employer's great leeway to monitor employees' computer use. Yet few ISP supervisors are aware that some courts are in the process of creating a legal duty for employers to monitor their workers. Two cases in the past two years, Doe v. XYC Co. in New Jersey and Delfino v. Agilent Technologies, Inc. in California, demonstrate the increasing importance of properly managing workers' use of the Internet. This article will discuss the facts of these two cases and the relevant legal doctrines. In the first case, XYC Co. made serious mistakes and exacerbated its legal exposure, while in the second case, Aligent's prompt action allowed it to resolve its problems. Both cases provide important lessons in how to manage this imminent legal risk.
Description Affiliation: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Aalberts, Robert J.; Poon, Percy S.; Thistle, Paul D.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 53
Issue Number 4
Page Count 5
Starting Page 119
Ending Page 123


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Source: ACM Digital Library