UTD Regulation of Internet & the Right of Technology Privacy in The Workplace

UTD Regulation of Internet & the Right of Technology Privacy in The Workplace Paper
University of Texas at Dallas

Question Description

You are required to answer both part A and B: (I think you will find this discussion relevant – it should give rise to some interesting debates on the Discussion Board!


Give an example of three of the six settings in which the law applies to conducting business on the internet and your personal experience with each. Did you feel you were legally protected? Were you aware of what your legal protections were?

(check your book!)



The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in City of Ontario, California V. Quon at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-1332.pdf (Links to an external site.)
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in City of Ontario, California V. Quon summary athttp://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/2010/06/articles/public-employers-1/supreme-court-issues-highly-anticipated-city-of-ontario-v-quon-decision/ (Links to an external site.)
The Article by Adam Lipkin that appeared in the New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/us/politics/22scotus.html (Links to an external site.)
The Article by Justin Jouvenal that appeared in the Washington Post on August 9,2012, “If you hit “like”, is that Free Speech?” Front page.http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/a-facebook-court-battle-is-liking-something-protected-free-speech/2012/08/08/538314fe-e179-11e1-ae7f-d2a13e249eb2_story.html (Links to an external site.)
Answer the following:

What did the Court rule with regard to the California police department right to audit the text messages on a pager the city had issued a police officer.
Did the Court hold that an employee has no right to privacy in the work place?
Do you agree or disagree with the decision – why or why not?
Given the Supreme Court’s ruling in City of Ontario – what do you think of the lawsuit in VA regarding whether hitting “like” is protected free speech? How do you think the court will rule in this case
Reply to at least two of your classmates using the discussion grading criteria below. ( updating later )

This assignment is worth 25 points toward your course grade. You will receive full credit for posting your introduction as directed. Please see the grading rubric below.

Grading Criteria


Discussion Forum Response

Addressed all requirements/answered all questions.
Wrote substantive postings of 1 or 2 paragraphs (6 – 8 sentences) for each.
10 points

Use of Terms and Ideas Learned

Used terms from chapter correctly where appropriate.
Used ideas from chapter correctly (with citation) to clarify, explain, or support an argument.
5 points

Contribution to Discussion

Replied in thoughtful, meaningful, and helpful ways.
Advanced the discussion whenever possible.
5 points

Response to posting of other students

Responses to posting of two students

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