The Privacy Line Between Employee and Employer: Shifting Legal Boundaries

Original broadcast date: April 12, 2012
As social media use continues to proliferate, some employers are requesting access to personal accounts of existing and potential employees in an effort to learn more about their backgrounds. While some claim this constitutes coercion, either overtly or covertly, others see no ethical or legal problem with the practice. Recently, state and federal courts have been more sympathetic to employees' claims of expectations of privacy in some of their electronic communications. Join our expert panel as we explore these practices from both a legal and ethical perspective under existing legislation and how proposed legislation may restrict these efforts in the future.
Boris Segalis, Partner, InfoLawGroup LLP
Jim Lai, CIPP, Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection, Motorola Mobility
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