A federal judge has ruled that employers are entitled to read their employees’ email once it has been read by that employee. Apparently, the law protects emails from the point at which they are sent until they are read by the recipient. Once they’ve been read, they’re fair game. That’s actually more protection than I thought employees had — I figured that if you’re using your employer’s email system, they have the right to read it anytime. In any case, don’t use your work email for personal stuff if you know what’s good for you.