Employees Need to be Clear on Privacy Rights

When the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that law enforcement officials can’t place a global positioning system tracking device on a suspect's car, it raised questions about the types of digital information that law enforcement officials can access without a warrant. In a Knoxville News Sentinel column, Knoxville lawyer Pam Reeves reminds us that private companies do not have to conform to the same requirements that govern public employers or law enforcement agencies, but that private employers should review their policies and procedures so that employees understand that there is no right to privacy for digital information generated or stored on company-owned equipment.