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City’s Search Of Text Messages Was Reasonable Despite Employee’s Expectation Of Privacy

City of Ontario v. Quon, 130 S. Ct. 2619 (2010) The City of Ontario’s Computer Usage, Internet and E-mail Policy provides that use of the city’s computers and other electronic equipment, networks, etc., is limited to city-related business, that access is not confidential and “users should have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality when using … Continue Reading

Client Alert: Ninth Circuit Reversed in Sexting Privacy Decision

Today, in a decision authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case involving an employee’s assertion that a government employer had violated the Fourth Amendment by unreasonably obtaining and reviewing personal text messages sent and received on … Continue Reading

Police Officer Had Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy In Text Messages Sent And Received On Pager

Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co., 529 F.3d 892 (9th Cir. 2008) Arch Wireless contracted to provide wireless text-messaging services for the City of Ontario, including its police department. Pursuant to the city’s general Computer Usage, Internet and E-mail Policy, the use of the city’s computers and other electronic equipment, networks, etc., was limited to city-related … Continue Reading
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