"E-mails Are Risky Business" Leonard Dietzen Advises Florida Police Chiefs

06.26.07

Tallahassee office

As the prevalence of e-mail in business continues to grow, so too does an employer’s liability.  Leonard Dietzen, a partner with the commercial litigation law firm Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, provided advice on “Avoiding E-mail Pitfalls” today to the Florida Police Chiefs Association.

Speaking at the 55th FCPA Annual Summer Conference & Exposition in Jacksonville, FL, Dietzen warned conference attendees about the damaging publicity and legal liability that can result from improper use of e-mail.  Dietzen, a frequent lecturer on e-mail liability, shared proactive measures employers can take to prevent problems and minimize liability.

“Studies have found that fewer than half of all organizations have published policies on corporate e-mail use,” said Dietzen.  “The first step toward protecting your organization is to adopt and train your employees on an effective e-mail policy.”

In addition to the training provided by Dietzen at the conference, FPCA offers its members an online course “to minimize the exposure every law enforcement agency faces when they use e-mail.”  The course is offered through www.emailpitfalls.com, which was co-developed by Dietzen.

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