When school employees are permitted to use their work computers for personal purposes, they are entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy. While the exact scope of that privacy right is not entirely clear, the adoption by schools of an acceptable use of technology policy applicable to staff members is one factor that courts will consider in determining the extent to which employees’ privacy rights should be protected. See my article “Acceptable Use of Technology Policies: How to Manage Employee Privacy Expectations with Respect to Personal Use of School Technology” in this Fall’s edition of our Education Law Newsletter for areas to address in such a policy.
Managing School Employee Privacy Expectations With Acceptable Use Of Technology Policies
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