What are the privacy policies for my UH Email Account?

Under normal circumstances, email is considered private and is not subject to audit or review except as stated in UH Executive Policy E2.210: "Use and Management of Information Technology Resources" Section V: "Ownership and Disclosure of Information":

"Files stored on University systems may be subject to disclosure under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act or the Hawai‘i Uniform Information Practices Act. In addition, it is the policy of the University to cooperate with all legally empowered investigations initiated by law enforcement agencies when presented with a legitimate court order such as a warrant or subpoena. As has been made abundantly clear in highly publicized legal cases, this may include archives of electronic mail sent or received. In addition, the contents of files on University systems may be inspected in the context of a duly authorized University investigation."

ref: http://www.hawaii.edu/its/email/emailpractices.html#privacy

This article is part of the UH Email Account Practices article.
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Article ID: 524
Created: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 5:31pm
Modified: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 5:14pm