Check for Understanding: Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 - Exercise

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Check for Understanding: Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 - Exercise

Check for Understanding: Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986

Duration: 5 to 10 minutes.

In this exercise, you will respond to the following multiple choice and true/false questions:

  1. Which of the following are NOT protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986?
    1. Inflammatory messages about the boss sent on company email to someone outside the company.
    2. Company secrets discussed through email by administrators in the company.
    3. Work schedules posted on a company's electronic bulletin board.
    4. IM messages not monitored or stored anywhere.
  2. True or False: Private email sent from an employee's personal email account on company time and using company resources is private and the company cannot retaliate against the employee for sending it.

Solution:

  1. A. Inflammatory messages about the boss sent on company email to someone outside the company and D. IM messages not monitored or stored anywhere.
  2. False. The employee is using company resources to send the message. It then belongs to the company.
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