Supreme Court Concludes Employer Had Legitimate Interest in Reviewing Employee's Text Messaging

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In an opinion released June 17, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded—in City of Ontario, Cal. v. Quon1—that a governmental employer had a legitimate interest in reviewing the text messages that an employee sent during working hours from his employer-provided pager, and that the employer's review of such messages did not violate the employee's Fourth Amendment rights.

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