Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Company, Inc.,

Ninth Circuit Decision in Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Company, Inc.,

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In this case, the court found that a police department had violated the Fourth Amendment and state constitutional rights of employees and the people they exchanged text messages with, when they reviewed “personal” text messages created on devices owned and issued by the police department. It also found that the text messaging provider, Arch Wireless, violated the Stored Communications Act (SCA), 18 U.S.C. §§2701-2711, by providing transcripts of these messages to the employer.

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Published In: Constitutional Law Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 9th Circuit, California | United States