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Unformatted text preview: embodied in Pennsylvania common law.” He referred to a tort that stated the following: One who intentionally intrudes, physically or otherwise, upon the solitude or seclusion of another or his private affairs or concerns, is subject to liability to the other for invasion of his privacy, if the intrusion would be highly offensive to a reasonable person. III. The Holding: The court did not find a reasonable expectation of privacy in email communications voluntarily made by an employee to his supervisor over the company email system. Because the plaintiff was using the platform of electronic communication of his employer, they did not violate his privacy by reviewing his emails. IV. The Rationale: The plaintiff used the email system utilized by the entire company so any reasonable expectation of privacy was lost. He voluntarily communicated the alleged unprofessional comments over the company email system. The court found no privacy interests in such communications....
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course COMM 458 taught by Professor Sparr during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '08