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Commissioner: Employer Breached E-Mail Privacy


June 7, 2012

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has ruled that an employer breached the Privacy Act by using keystroke information to find out an employee’s personal e-mail password in order to conduct an investigation, reports. The employer’s staff policies were not clear enough, and the commissioner ruled the collection of personal e-mail details was disproportionate to the employer’s needs. Both sides have reached an undisclosed settlement.
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