Union, to faculty: Do NOT use the email system

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What in the world? Or, maybe it’s better to ask where in the world?

Inside Higher Ed has the details.

While the old acceptable-use policy stipulated that employees only needed to use the official university email for sensitive personal information such as grades, patient details and Social Security numbers, the new policy expands the scope to include all “university business.” That term is not defined.

Additionally, the policy grants the university the right to “examine material stored on or transmitted through its information technology facilities” — in other words, read employees’ emails — for reasons including complying with its own policies or federal and state law, running maintenance on the system, or, more generally, in order for the university “to carry on its necessary operations.”

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