NB's McNulty-O'Dell family channels grief to end drunk driving / What happened when a superior went snooping through an employee's personal email account in a town office / Phone-in: Should your boss have the right to monitor your computer use ?
Not An Accident : For the McNulty-O'Dell family of New Brunswick, everything changed one autumn afternoon more than three years ago. The car the family was travelling in was hit by a drunk driver, just outside Salisbury. The children survived, with terrible physical and emotional injuries. Their mother and father were killed.
The CBC's Sarah Trainor brought us a remarkable story of love and healing - and a growing family commitment to support the goals of MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
No Privacy, No Protection : Before today's phone-in on online privacy rights in the workplace, we played an excerpt from last Sunday's Maritime Magazine. The CBC's Shaun Waters explored what happened in one workplace : the town office of Nackawic, New Brunswick, where Leanne Mullin used to be confidential secretary to the Council. The story began when she found out that a supervisor had hacked into her personal Hotmail account and had been reading emails for months.
[To hear the whole programme, click here].
But what happened in the town office of Nackawic raises many questions - most of which remain unresolved. Whose rights prevail when you connect to the online world from your workplace : the employer's or the employee's ? Are some things off limits to supervisors ? Or nothing, when you're online during your hours of work ?
Our guest was David Fraser, a Partner with the legal firm of McInnes Cooper. He provides opinions related to Canadian privacy law for both Canadian and international clients and is the author of the popular Canadian Privacy Law Blog .
The question : Should your boss have the right to monitor your computer use ?
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