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Friday, August 31, 2007

DSHS Sued Over Access to Emails

This Seattle Times story describes a suit against DSHS to obtain emails and web histories for an employee.

"Most workers know the boss can track their computer use: Send too many personal e-mails, visit too many Web sites unrelated to work, and it could spell trouble. State workers get the same warning. But unlike workers at private companies, their business, by law, is open to public scrutiny. So what happens when a state worker uses his office computer to send e-mails about things like dating habits, weekend plans or family turmoil?
Do taxpayers have a right to see those messages?"