Boris Segalis writes:
2010 arguably was a breakout year for consumer privacy in the U.S., but the year also brought about significant changes to the legal landscape of employee privacy. Federal and state court decisions, state legislation and agency actions suggest that the U.S. may be moving towards a greater level of privacy protection for employees. Employers are well-advised to consider these developments in reviewing and revising policies that affect the privacy of their employees.
Read more on InformationLawGroup. Boris reviews several important rulings during 2010 including Quon and Stengart, and also reviews new statutes in Illinois and Oregon that went into effect and that impact employee privacy. The group also notes:
For more information about privacy issues in the workplace, please join us for a webinar on January 27, 2011. The webinar, offered through Park Avenue Presentations, will focus on workplace privacy in the U.S. and Europe. Please email [email protected] for registration details.
The webinar has been added to the listing of Data Privacy Day 2011 events available elsewhere on this site.