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This paper discusses an issue of great interest to both employees and employers: whether or not the employer has the right to read every piece of e-mail that goes through its server, even if the employee considers some of that e-mail to be personal. It looks at both sides of the argument from the employer and employee points of view and discusses the legality of communication pertaining to the First Amendment and freedom of speech.
From the Paper:"Granted, an employer is not the government, but at that point, it would also be reasonable to bring freedom of speech into the argument. Freedom of speech, as granted by the First Amendment and consistently upheld by the courts pertains not only to speech to or about the government, but any speech whatsoever. So, an employee would have the right to say whatever he or she wanted to say to any person whatsoever. At this point, the practicalities of work life would enter the discussion. The employer could make the case that the email is sent through the employer's equipment on the employer's time."
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E-mail Privacy (2003, December 16) Retrieved September 22, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/essay/e-mail-privacy-46198/
"E-mail Privacy" 16 December 2003. Web. 22 September. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/essay/e-mail-privacy-46198/>