After reading another news story about someone's "work" email account
being subject to "open records"
laws, I thought it might be a good time to remind folks that they may
want to conduct their private email
correspondence on some email account OTHER THAN the one they use to
conduct UVM business.
Here's the story of a university professor, who wrote an op-ed
criticizing a public official's
public policy initiatives. A political party in that state filed a FOIA
(Public records) request for all of the professor's emails
from date x through date y that mentioned any of the following words.......
I don't know how UVM responds to public records requests for UVM
employees' email, but I do know UVM employees'
email has been released in response to court orders.
So, while you are certainly entitled to use your UVM email account for
personal matters, as long as you do not violate the
rules laid out in the UVM's Acceptable Use Policy, it might be prudent
to use your UVM email account solely for UVM business
matters, and use a personal account for everything else.