An attorney spoke on this at the PNAI Spring Seminar in 2001, and he said an
email policy needs to be in place, plus actively enforced. If the policy
exists without enforcement, it has no value. The enforcement needs to apply
to everyone, and cannot apply selectively or when it is convenient.
Covington Investigations Inc
WA 602 209 752
----- Original Message -----
From: "liusiguang" <liusiguang@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 12:01 PM
Subject: [infoguys-list] Re: Defamation, Invasion of Privacy, Harassment via
E-Mail - Case Law?
> From an investigative standpoint, you must first determine if the
> suspected actor is, in reality, the sender. Spoofing another's email
> is certainly "doable".
> In regard to liability on the part of the institution, that, in part
> depends on their acceptable use security policies. If they
> specifically prohibit such actions and the actor has signed that he
> is aware and understands, then the organization is in a much more
> defensible position.
> You might want to research whether the emails were intrastate, moving
> the focus to the federal level, too.
> I would need more information before speaking further.
> Hope this helps...
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