Jaikumar Vijayan reports that Harvard University will be reviewing and revamping its email privacy policies after a recent controversial search of 16 deans’ email to identify the source of a leak turned out to be more extensive than they had originally claimed:
At Tuesday’s meeting, Harvard Dean Evelyn Hammond noted that two additional searches had taken place that were not previously disclosed. After the initial search identified the resident dean responsible for forwarding the email, Hammond said she authorized another search to look specifically for correspondence between that individual and two student reporters from the Crimson.
In addition, Hammond said she also authorized a search of the same dean’s personal email account for correspondence with the reporters
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