Company sued over common employee monitoring tool

Many companies use “keylogging” software or hardware to monitor employees’ computer use. But they might be in trouble, according to this recent court case. Keystroke logging (often called “keylogging”) is a process in which everything someone types on a keyboard is recorded, by either a piece of software or a hardware device installed between the […]

Employee breaks law on work computer: Company liable?

It’s no secret: Employees often use their workplace computers for non-work purposes. But when an employee does something illegal, is the company liable because it owns the equipment?

Courts make it tougher to monitor employee e-mail

It’s been the legal standard for awhile: Employers have the right to monitor employees’ e-mail and other electronic communication. But a recent court ruling sheds some doubt on that standard.