The discussion assignment for this unit entails sharing with your classmates your knowledge and opinion of
workplace privacy laws and policies.
In this online forum, limit your discussion to policies related to workplace communications—by e-mail, the
Internet, and the telephone. Although you may choose your own source, suggested sites for information are
Nolo: Law for All and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
Use the policies of your own workplace as a starting point for discussion. Include why the policy was put in
place—if you know why—and discuss whether employees generally agree or disagree with the policy.
Enhance the discussion by conducting research, either in print or online, to learn about the latest workplace
privacy policies and related legislation. Share with your class what you learn. (Be sure to include the source of
the information in your discussion.)
Discuss whether you think employees are adequately protected or whether employers have too much freedom
to monitor communications. Always support your opinion with facts.