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A Closer Look (Privacy: Workplace) Part I #176858

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The issue of privacy in the workplace featured; details given of how office tools have memory chips able to scan and keep records of worker output. [Computer Forensics, Incorporated, Joan FELDMAN - explains how files can be restored; explains how people forget they are being monitored.] [Fordham University Law School professor Joel REIDENBERG - says the law does not protect employee privacy.]

(Washington: Michele Norris) The stories of former FBI agent Ben Walker, who saw a psychiatrist for job-related depression, and Bronti Kelly, who has a criminal record because his credit card was stolen, presented as examples of the vulnerability of worker privacy; details given of how false allegations from his doctor's records forced Walker off the job. [WALKER - recounts what happened to him.] [KELLY - explains his "entangled nightmare" of an errant arrest record.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) More information on the ABCNews website noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Norris, Michele

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