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On Data Privacy Day: Another Reason to Look Over Your Employee Handbooks and Communications Policies

My colleagues, Mitch Danzig and Brandon Willenberg have authored an advisory about a court ruling in favor of employers (relatively rare) in California.  The California Court of Appeal recently issued such a ruling in Holmes v. Petrovich Development Company, LLC, et al, regarding employee privacy rights with respect to the use of the employer's computer and e-mail systems.

You can read about the case here, with several important cautionary bits of advice for employers.

 

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.