Monitoring Employee E-mail in Canada


The key to a defensible system of e-mail monitoring is the creation of a comprehensive and communicated computer use policy. That is apparently as true in Canada as it in the United States.

Brian Bowman and Andrew Buck put together an excellent privacy primer on Monitoring employee e-mail: a privacy primer.

In what situations is e-mail monitoring justified? And what tests can we use to answer this question? Canada has no definitive answer either.