posted on May, 20 2016 @ 04:34 PM
a reply to: Sillyolme
Let me take care of the easier one first. An employer has every right to record any and all calls coming to or originating THEIR phones. The only
thing I'm not sure about is whether or not they are required to let a new employee know this at the time they start work.
It's not the physical server that is the issue. Rather, it is the intellectual property that is ON the server. Let me try to explain it this
Lets say that I am working on a project and using both my work e-mail account and a separate gmail account. Should there be an issue where a law
enforcement agency gets involved and by looking through the e-mails of various employees they see that I have been sending e-mails from two separate
accounts, they will have full access to BOTH accounts. At that point it is NOT up to ME to decide what is relevant to their investigation.
If they left it up to the person they are investigating to determine what is relevant, that person could simply decide not to turn over any
correspondence that shows intentional wrong-doing.
If you don't want to accept that, I can only say that I hope you never have to find that out the hard way.
Edit to add: As with a desk phone, an employer has the right to see what is being done on their computers. People should consider that prior to do
personal things at work using work issued equipment.
edit on 20-5-2016 by eluryh22 because: (no reason given)