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Re: privacy infringement, now what?

First, before you get too excited, do some testing and make sure you understand what the timestamps you see are. Both what time zone they are in (with or without daylight savings, etc, etc) and whether they show only the login event, or post login access/page refreshes. e.g. if you leave a browser open, does it refresh the list of messages every so often? Does this appear as an access in the log you see?

Next, is your company big enough and organized enough to have an incident response team? That is, a team responsible for investigating whether computers are hacked?

If so, they may be professional enough, and educated enough about privacy regulations, to take things seriously and figure out what happened. They may also have access to network logs that you do not.

Companies do need to be able to look at your data to perform security checks, but they need to be responsible with this power - both for ethical and legal reasons. You might try to remind them of that, possibly by way of their legal department.

In any case, I'd probably stop using corporate machines for personal stuff.

[It is quite easy to pull data off of a machine if you have root, or even better physical access. It is harder to do so from a running machine without leaving traces all over the place. Cleaning up after yourself properly is hard and a competent IR team should be able to figure out what happened.]
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Re: privacy infringement, now what?

Go get a life

Shouldn't look at private email account whilst at work, especially on work computer if you want total security
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Shouldn't look at private email account whilst at work, especially on work computer if you want total security
It may be allowed, possibly during breaks or on computers set aside for this. It all depends what the internal rules are in that company.
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Wrong! they backup the /etc/shadow file, change your password, break in and restore the old /etc/shadow file back with all encrypted passwords and you won't notice a thing. No need to decrypt anything.
Paranoid, much? And this is to get into your personal email account?

Well it's not a privacy issue. It's a computer hacking issue or rather allegation. What solid evidence do you have? And more to the point, if you lock your computer with your browser open on your email, do you think it stops any access?

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Re: privacy infringement, now what?

Why not just access your private mails from your smart phoen, end of problem
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Re: privacy infringement, now what?

Not sure about rules and regs- but if you called your boss/es *******/s and criticised them harshly in pm's - not sure telling them they acted wrongly in accessing this will cut the mustard if they decide to act upon this.
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Someone at work broke into my private hotmail email.
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Is this a matter to take to the police and file a report? or I have to go to a lawyer?
This is hacking and punishable by law: http://www.vermoegensdelikte.ch/computerdelikte

You have these options:

a) shut up and put up (and fix your underlying problem)
b) report to the police, who will forward this, so that the Staatsanwaltschaft can follow up

If you have reason to believe that hacking your private personal account required that your work personal account was hacked or accessed in violation of corporate policy, you really ought to inform your employer (IT department, security group, incident handling). Not reporting such an incident might have dire consequences for your job (cf bank compliance rules, for instance).

After you have reported the issue to your employer, it is your employer's responsibility to follow up with all the legalities on their system(s).

Now, as far as the _content_ of your private email account is concerned, and the concerns you have about that leaking through etc. Well, that is a completely separate challenge.
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