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Harvard e-mail probe sparks privacy concerns

John P. Mello Jr. | March 26, 2013
Leak probe steps on sanctity of the inbox, could have 'chilling' effect

Harvard's justification for the investigation -- to protect the privacy of the students alleged with cheating -- is an interesting twist, he continued. "It's using privacy as a justification to invade privacy, which is somewhat ironic," he said.

If a person can't expect their communications to be private, it can have adverse effects on their productivity, he noted. "Our intellectual privacy is chilled when people are watching," he said.


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