Complete analysis on the case study. Answer both questions in the case study and write 600 words or more for each question. Please make sure you use proper academic resources and proper APA standards for each answer. A minimum of two outside sources are required.
- Did this employee have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of his work computer? Did the government violate his constitutional rights by conducting an illegal search?
The FBI received a tip that an employee of an IT company was accessing child pornography from his workplace computer. When approached by the FBI, the company confirmed that the employee had regularly visited the Web sites. Company officials entered the employee’s office in the evening and made copies of the contents of his computer’s hard drive. All of the computers in the workplace were the property of the employer, and the employer was able to monitor all employees’ Internet activity. When they were hired, employees were told that their computer use was subject to monitoring and that computers should not be used for personal business. The employee was the only user of the office, and it was kept locked. A password created by the employee was needed to use the computer. After the employee was arrested and charged with crimes, he argued that the FBI had violated his constitutional rights by searching his computer without a warrant. Did this employee have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of his workplace computer? Did the government violate his constitutional rights by conducting an illegal search? (United States of America v. Ziegler, 474 F.3d 1184 [9th Cir. 2007]). 600 word minimum required for this question and a minimum of two scholarly resources cited, with proper APA standards for each answer.
2. Were the privacy rights of the teachers violated? Provide the rationale in support of your answer.
School officials suspected that a physical education teacher was stealing money from students. Two hidden video cameras were placed in his office. The office was also used by other gym teachers and was where the teachers changed their clothes. The office was located in the boys’ locker room and was accessible only by walking through the locker room. The cameras recorded and stored camera images for thirty days. It was unclear whether any school officials actually watched live images from the cameras or reviewed the tapes. When a teacher discovered the cameras, he sued. In 600 words, were the privacy rights of the teachers violated? (Helisek v. Dearborn Public Schools, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25514 [E.D. Mich.]) 600 word minimum required for this question and a minimum of two scholarly resources cited, with proper APA standards for each answer.