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Re: University logging mail to anon.penet
[email protected] said:
> I'd say that there are some serious ethical and legal concerns that
> should be addressed by the administration for keeping such logs...
Ethical I would definately agree with.
Legally, I'm not so sure of. The applicable law would appear to be the
Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. The law does allow
administrators to see messages in the normal course of their job, as long as
they don't reveal that information to a 3rd party (except law enforcement in
the event of a criminal act)
This protection is probably strongest with a company you purchase Internet
Service from, probably lesser so with a University, since there is less
obviously a customer/seller relationship, and almost non-existant with a
business, since there isn't a customer relationship, and the systems are owner
by the business.