Thursday, May 01, 2008

More on the E-Mail Frontier

You may recall how student email became a central part of the Mitch Mustain business at Arkansas, and that private commercial email could not be used as a means to circumvent public record university emails in the Pokey Chatman case at LSU. Florida weighs in today with a search of student emails in pursuit of a leak regarding admissions to the university's College of Medicine. Here we see some interesting new twists -- the UF accounts can be searched but the Google or other private email account of a student carries some level of FERPA protection. This will be a case to watch.

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