51 Pages Posted: 11 May 2011 Last revised: 11 Mar 2014
Date Written: May 17, 2011
This article focuses on privacy issues in the e-messaging environment. Many articles in this area address only a single technology in isolation, for example, e-mail. Our work goes a significant step further by analyzing the five forms of e-messaging prevalent today (voice, texting, email, instant messaging, and social networking) and proposing an overarching policy framework to achieve better balance among competing employer-employee interests. It is our position that the privacy issues brought on by Internet-based technologies will continue to increase, creating more uncertainty, unless policymakers quickly adopt a user’s functional perspective that encompasses today’s technologies and those technologies that are yet emerge.
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Soma, John and Gates, Melody Mosley and Smith, Michael, Bit-Wise But Privacy Foolish: Smarter E-Messaging Technologies Call for a Return to Core Privacy Principles (May 17, 2011). Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 487, 2010; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1836708