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Hogan Lovells to Sponsor the ABA National Institute on Cybersecurity in NYC

With cybersecurity threats a top corporate concern implicating regulatory compliance and litigation risk, Hogan Lovells is proud to be one of the sponsors of the ABA National Institute on Cybersecurity, to be held at Fordham Law School in New York on Tuesday, February 23rd.

Posted in Employment Privacy

No Expectation of Privacy in Workplace E-mail Leads ABA to Impose Duty on Lawyers to Warn Clients

Employers have a right, and in some cases a duty, to monitor the e-mail communications of their employees that are sent from the employer’s e-mail system. As a general matter, employees have no expectation of privacy in e-mails sent through their workplace system. Since employees who communicate with their personal lawyers through their employer’s e-mail are subject to employer monitoring, the American Bar Association has issued a formal ethics opinion stating that lawyers have a duty to warn such employees that their e-mails may not be confidential.