The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, aka Wiretapping Act, prohibits employers from intentionally intercepting any wire, oral or electronic communications that take place on their premises. To stay legal, employers must know the definitions of, and exceptions to, the act; procedures to follow when monitoring employee electronic communications; and steps to limit legal liability when engaging in video surveillance.
The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, more commonly known as the Federal Wiretapping Act, prohibits employers from intentionally intercepting, or getting others to intercept, any wire, oral, or electronic communication that takes place on the premises of any business or commercial establishment.
Intercept means the acquisition of the contents of any wire, electronic, orthrough the use of an electronic or mechanical device.
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