"Work E-Mail Not Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege, Court Says"

Wired Magazine reports on a ruling from a California court that an employee's emails from a work computer to his or her lawyer are not covered by the attorney-client privilege:

… [T]he e-mails sent via company computer under the circumstances of this case were akin to consulting her lawyer in her employer’s conference room, in a loud voice, with the door open, so that any reasonable person would expect that their discussion of her complaints about her employer would be overheard[.]

Interesting development with pretty wide ramifications.