Dec 122009
 
 December 12, 2009  Posted by  Court, Workplace

Tresa Baldas reports:

A federal prosecutor has won his fight to conceal e-mails he sent to his attorney over the government’s computers, contradicting a popular belief that employees have no expectation of privacy on work computers.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on Dec. 10 that Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tukel had a reasonable expectation of privacy in those e-mails because federal prosecutors were allowed to use work e-mail for personal matters. Therefore Tukel’s messages to his private lawyer sent from work are covered by the attorney-client privilege and can remain confidential.

Read more on The Blog of Legal Times.

FourthAmendment.com also covers the decision.

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