California Bill on Employee E-Mail Tracking Notification

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 25, 2004

California workers may have to be told boss is looking at their e-mail:

  • SB 1841, requires employers to give employees a one–time written notice if they plan to read e-mail, track Internet use, or use other electronic devices to monitor employees on or off the job. The bill requires employers to explain what will be monitored, for example employee e-mail content or location based on a GPS-chipped cell phone or car, but doesn’t require employers to tell employees each time they’re about to read an e-mail or check an employee’s whereabouts.” [from the press release by CA Senator Debra Bowen]
  • Posted in Legislation, Privacy

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