Computer ruling seen as "seismic shift" in workplace privacy rights

Speaking with the Globe & Mail about the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision on privacy rights in the workplace, Daniel Lublin had this to say;

“I would call the court of appeal finding a seismic shift in the way privacy rights are dealt with in the workplace.” “Until now most people generally assumed there was no reasonable expectation of privacy in work computers, and that would extend to work e-mail and Internet use… The court has now resoundingly said that there is a reasonable expectation of privacy in work technology that leaves the office.”

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