Employee Privacy in Electronic Communications: New Threat to Employers?
Crafting and Enforcing Policies for Work Computers and Mobile Devices
Stengart, Quon and other recent decisions expand employee privacy rights
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance for employment counsel to develop and enforce computer policies that protect confidential business information without violating employee privacy rights. The panel will review the broad implications for employers of the Stengart and Quon rulings.
- Review of Stengart, Quon and other recent privacy cases and their implications for employers
- Application of rulings to other social media
- Social networking
- Best practices for establishing and enforcing corporate computer policies
- Clearly define systems covered by policy
- Clearly explain company ownership and monitoring of personal communications
- Regularly audit policies
- Response strategies when sensitive information is compromised
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How are courts ruling on the expectation of privacy by employees in personal emails, text messages and social networking communications created on corporate computers or mobile devices?
- What impact will the new Stengart and Quon decisions have on employer business practices?
- How can employers craft and enforce computer and mobile device policies to protect confidential business information without violating employees' free speech and privacy rights?
Philip L. Gordon
Mr. Gordon is the Chair of the firm's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group. He has years of experience... | Read More
Mr. Gordon is the Chair of the firm's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group. He has years of experience litigating privacy-based claims and counseling clients on all aspects of workplace privacy. He has provided advice to businesses of all sizes on surveillance of employees' electronic communications, background checks, responding to security breaches, outsourcing and compliance with HIPAA.Close
Dorsey & Whitney
He is co-chair of the firm's Computer Fraud and Abuse practice. He represents clients in trial and appellate courts and... | Read More
He is co-chair of the firm's Computer Fraud and Abuse practice. He represents clients in trial and appellate courts and arbitrations throughout the United States. His specialties include protection of trade secrets and computer data, other commercial litigation, internal investigations and white collar criminal representations.Close
Lauren E. Schwartzreich
Outten & Golden
She represents employees in discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour cases, including individual cases and class... | Read More
She represents employees in discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour cases, including individual cases and class actions. She has litigated numerous federal court actions throughout the nation at the district court and appellate level and has obtained multi-million-dollar settlements for clients. She has extensive experience representing both public and private sector employees.Close