RE: Big Brother is watching?(veering slightly OT)

Subject: RE: Big Brother is watching?(veering slightly OT)
From: "Kay Ethier" <kethier -at- travelthepath -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 15:49:13 -0400

There is a society that deals with Privacy and similar issues of computer
usage. They are "Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility" or CPSR
for short. They have info on their Web site about privacy and employment
rights. At is an
article pertaining to issues Richard brought up.

They in many cases present both sides of the coin: what is your employer
doing to you and what are you doing to your employer. Might be worth
attending one of their chapter meetings (worldwide I think) if you aren't
already booked solid with STC meetings!

Well, back to tech writing!


Kay Ethier
Bright Path Solutions

PS - check the next issue of for an article on Web
copyrights and regulation of free speech on the Internet.

-----Original Message-----
Sadly, too many people are surprised by this, but it has been decided (by
the courts) that email, etc. generated or transmitted across the company
network are all the property of the company. As I recall this has been
hashed out in the courts extensively, and employee privacy lost big.
in circumstances where employers pay for mental health benefits, doctor
patient confidentiality can be breached at the will of the employer.
Also, don't expect any privacy or anonymity from Your Yahoo email even when
using it from home. There was a recent case where employers solicited (and
got) user info from Yahoo when the person posted disparaging words about his

Richard Smith


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