Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees are accusing the agency of secretly spying on staff members who told lawmakers it was improperly approving medical devices used to screen for cancer.
The FDA has yet to comment on pending litigation, but Fox News reports that FDA computers do say they have a right to monitor any communication:
Judge Napolitano joined Studio B to discuss the legality of this issue. He brought up the 4th Amendment and said that cases are all over the place. While federal judges have ruled that the employer can look at employee, work-related e-mails and cannot look at private e-mails, Napolitano said, “No judges have said that the employer can look at private e-mails and reveal what they see. That’s a fact and that’s apparently what the FDA did here.”
Watch the report below: