HRLP 605 Privacy & Technology Workplace

Academic Year

An employee's right to privacy in the workplace is an increasingly complicated topic, especially in an age of increased reliance on computers and personal devices to do business. Technology has made it possible for employers to monitor workplace communications made by employees through the internet and company e-mail. Other employee activities and certain physical spaces in the workplace receive more privacy protections. This course will offer human resource and aspiring human resource professionals an overview of a wide array of federal, state and local privacy laws and will provide a general framework of privacy issues in the workplace. The course will begin with origins and legal sources of privacy law and will progress to cover specific areas of workplace. Students will gain practical skills by drafting a sample privacy policy.