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| January 23, 2016

Discussion Forum “Unit 2: Regulation of Internet Business and the Right of Technology Privacy in the Workplace”

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1. Go to the Discussion Board forum “Regulation of Internet Business/ Right of Technology Privacy in the Workplace”.

2. Answer both parts A and B : (I think you will find this discussion relevant – it should give rise to some interesting debates on

the Discussion Board!

PART A:

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!)

AND

PART B:
Read

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in City of Ontario, California V. Quon at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-

1332.pdf
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in City of Ontario, California V. Quon summary at

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/2010/06/articles/public-employers-1/supreme-court-issues-highly-anticipated-city-of-ontario-v-

quon-decision/
The Article by Adam Lipkin that appeared in the New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/us/politics/22scotus.html
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
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?
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