“N.J. Supreme Court upholds privacy of personal e-mails accessed at work”
This is something of concern for Grant and myself. We tend to do an extensive amount of communication with our clients via e-mail. Primarily coordinating schedules to meet in person to discuss the more sensitive factors of a case, but still… if our clients access their e-mail (even wonderful gmail) from work, their employers can get access to those e-mails.
It was good to hear that the New Jersey courts have ruled that the company should not read these e-mails. Ruling from the case:
A company should not have read e-mails a former employee wrote to her lawyer from a private, password-protected web account, even though she sent them from her employer’s computer.