Lectronic Communications Privacy Act Advantages from an Employer and Employee Perspective

The purpose of the paper is to exemplify course objectives. The emphasis should be on concepts as they apply to descriptive information and not the information itself. Students are expected to demonstrate the use of concepts presented in this course. Papers are expected to be 5 to 6 pages in length (typewritten and double-spaced font faceArial, font size11 or 12 margin one inch). The paper should include the following:
a? Table of Contents
a? Introduction
a? Background
a? Current Technology
a? Relationship to current/other organizations
a? Conclusion
a? References
a? Supplemental materials
The introduction should include why this paper is being done; what is the point. The background provides a summary of the issue or case. Current thinking covers current literature relating to the topic. For the area of current technology, explain how the technology or subject compares or contrasts with those of another organization or previous versions of application/software/process. The conclusion is what you think are the critical attributes or characteristics of this product/technology/ process. There should be at least six references from journal articles, textbooks, or websites (excluding textbooks from this course).
Supplemental materials to be attached to the end of the paper may include a specific policy or procedure in effect in your organization or personnel manual. Permission to use the material must be obtained, and the issue of confidentiality must be observed. Inability or failure to attach these materials will not adversely impact on grading.
Papers can be transmitted electronically through the discussion board. Papers late without good cause will be reduced. All work in this course is expected to be that of the individual student and/or the work of others that is appropriately cited. Any term paper or examination that misrepresents the work of others as that of the student will receive a grade of a?0.a?

Abstract

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) -Should Companies Monitor Employeesa Email and Internet Usage? The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was enacted in 1986 in an effort to provide the proper access, usage, disclosure, intervention and privacy of electronic communications. The ECPA covers a wide realm of electronic communications that relates to the transference of any content including images and sound. ECPA also protects employers by affording them the right to monitor any and all employee activity via company owned computer equipment and software. There are many controversies pertaining to this act and whether or not it is a violation of an individualas privacy for employers to monitor usage. This paper will discuss the components of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the advantages it offers from an Employer and Employee perspective.