An employer secretly reads every email an employee sends even though company policy allows for personal use of company email on breaks and lunch. Does this violate the employees’ rights? Maybe. Unlimited surveillance of employees could violate statutes designed to protect privacy. No. Since the employer owns the computer, it can take any action. Yes. Since the employee is allowed to use the computer for personal reasons, the employer can never justify any surveillance. Yes. Everyone has the right to online access without monitoring.