I would suggest that you reconsider what the statement about mail means.
It is a federal offense to open some else's mail without their approval.
As with the old AUP, the SAU ensures that email is private. And under
current copyright laws anything you create (such as email) belongs to
you and not your employer if no written agreement transcends the law.
For example: many companies have you sign a statement when you hire in
that all documents created by you belong to the company.
And in answer to your questions: not really.
From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Chris Wolf
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 4:38 PM
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Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] AUP
At 03:27 PM 3/30/2005, Bosman, Don wrote:
(I would also point out a very interesting sentence in the draft SAU:
"Users have the right to expect that the information content created,
stored, and transported within information technologies will be granted
the same degree of privacy as communications and written and graphic
content using traditional paper and telephonic media." Doesn't that say
that if the department has the right to look at things in the employee's
filing cabinet that they also have the right to look at things on the
employee's computer? Does this mean the proposed SAU is looser than the
current one, with less guarantee of privacy?)
Chris Wolf Computer Service Manager
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