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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Public Employer’s Search of Employer-Provided Communication Devices

Scott E. Blissman also contributed to this post. The U.S. Supreme Court held that a public employer’s review of transcripts of an employee’s text messages on an employer-issued pager constituted a reasonable search under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. City of Ontario, Calif. v. Quon, No. 08-1332 (June 17, 2010). Although the case … Continue Reading

9th Circuit Limits Employer’s Ability to Obtain Employee E-mail and Text Message

In a unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel on June 18, 2008, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co., Inc. et al., 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 12766, held: (1) that a third party vendor provided an electronic communication service to the subscriber/employer and that it violated the Stored Communications Act … Continue Reading