Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

7540.08 - PERSONAL INTERNET ACCOUNT PRIVACY - STAFF

The District will not:

 

A.

request an employee or an applicant for employment to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose information that allows access to or observation of the employee’s or applicant’s personal internet account.

   
 

B.

discharge, discipline, fail to hire, or otherwise penalize an employee or applicant for employment for failure to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose information that allows access to or observation of the employee’s or applicant’s personal internet account.

The following definitions shall be used for this policy:

 

A.

"Access information" means user name, password, login information, or other security information that protects access to a personal internet account.

     
 

B.

"Personal internet account" means an account created via a bounded system established by an internet-based service that requires a user to input or store access information via an electronic device to view, create, utilize, or edit the user’s account information, profile, display, communications, or stored data.

   
 

C.

The District may:

     
 

1.

request or require an employee to disclose access information to the District to gain access to or operate any of the following:

   
 

a.

An electronic communications device paid for in whole or in part by the employer.

   
 

b.

An account or service provided by the employer, obtained by virtue of the employee’s employment relationship with the employer, or used for the district's business purposes.

     
 

2.

discipline or discharge an employee for transferring the proprietary or confidential information or financial data to an employee’s personal internet account without the District's authorization.

   
 

3.

conduct an investigation or require an employee to cooperate in an investigation in any of the following circumstances:

   
 

a.

If there is specific information about activity on the employee’s personal internet account, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulatory requirements, or prohibitions against work-related employee misconduct.

     
 

b.

If the District has specific information about an unauthorized transfer of the District's proprietary information, confidential information, or financial data to an employee’s personal internet account.

   
 

4.

restrict or prohibit an employee’s access to certain websites while using an electronic communications device paid for in whole or in part by the District or while using the District's network or resources, in accordance with State and Federal law.

   
 

5.

monitor, review, or access electronic data stored on an electronic communications device paid for in whole or in part by the employer, or traveling through or stored on an District's network, in accordance with State and Federal law.

     
 

6.

screen employees or applicants prior to hiring or to monitor or retain employee communications that is established under Federal law or by a self-regulatory organization, as defined in section 3(a)(26) of the securities and exchange act of 1934, 15 USC 78c(a)(26).

   
 

7.

view, access or utilize information about an employee or applicant that can be obtained without any required access information or that is available in the public domain.

Michigan Internet Privacy Protection Act, PA 478 of 2012
M.C.L. 37.271 et seq.

Adopted 6/27/13

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