Feb 122010
 February 12, 2010  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Workplace

Mary Pat Gallagher reports:

Using a password-accessed workplace computer in violation of company rules or policies may get you disciplined, but it’s not enough to be prosecuted in New Jersey, says a Mercer County judge in a published case of first impression.

Superior Court Judge Mitchel Ostrer threw out an indictment against Princeton Borough police sergeant Kenneth Riley, for viewing a digitally stored video of a January 2008 motor vehicle stop by other officers in his department.

Riley had a password allowing him to access videos of motor stops, but department policy only allowed him to view them for training purposes.

Read more about the case and legal analysis from the New Jersey Law Journal.

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