Posted 10/23/2012 1:20:00 AM
Do you use a company computer? Are there rules about doing personal business on it? Look at this story out of Ontario. A school computer teacher is looking through a male student’s email. He finds compromising photos of a female student and copies them onto his own school-supplied laptop. A school technician doing maintenance finds them and blows the whistle. The school hands the computer over to police and there is a trial on child porn charges. But, wait a minute. Police did not get a warrant to look in that school-owned computer so the case was tossed. The court ruled that although there were school rules about the use of their computers, the teacher still had some expectation of privacy. The Court of Appeal overturned that decision and it went to Supreme Court. They ordered a new trial saying that while the teacher had a limited expectation of privacy, ...