Workplace Privacy: We’ll Be Watching You

Source: Lisa Smith-Butler, Ohio Northern University Law Review, Vol. 35 no. 1, 2009

Privacy and information dominate conversations today. Individuals bemoan the lack of privacy resulting from intrusive camera cell phones and self publication via blogs.Today it seems as though everyone is a writer, thinker or photographer. People post their photos, thoughts and beliefs on the Internet, making formerly private information available to anyone in the world. Despite this self publication and promotion, people are often surprised when prospective employers, current employers, friends, lovers, and others view the information, making decisions, sometimes adverse, and acting upon these decisions.

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