I've got an assignment on networking, and there is a question asking about legal issues, regulations when building a LAN/WAN.
I can't find anything at all on the internet about this, but my lecturer says there are.
There are regulations dealing with how a network is handled in different situations. For example, in a company situation there are regulations on how to handle ownership of the information on your computer as well as the data that gets transmitted along the companies network.
People scream if a company goes into your computer at work - claiming privacy. This is not the case at work. The company owns the computer you use at work. It owns the programs on your computer and it owns the network. You are only allowed to use these tools to do your work. They can at any time go into your computer and scan the network for unauthorized usage (including email). But the company also must put in the handbook what these rules are and the employee must sign off on it.
I don't know if that is what fresh2kuk was looking for, but that is one answer.