Workplace Word: February 2008 - Employer Immunity For Employee Cyberthreats?

The federal Communications Decency Act of 1996 ("CDA"), 47 U.S.C.S. §230, generally affords immunity to a cause of action that would make a computer service provider liable for information originating with a third-party user. However, the question as to whether this immunity extends to employers who provide internet and e-mail access to its employees was unclear.

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