United States Supreme Court Grants Review of Employee Privacy/Text-Messaging Case

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On December 14, 2009, the United States Supreme Court granted review in the case of Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating and The Ontario Police Department, 529 F.3d. 892 (9th Cir. 2008). In this case, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal held that the City of Ontario violated the Fourth Amendment and California constitutional privacy rights of the SWAT team member and the officers he texted when, as part of an overage audit, Management read transcripts of the messages the officer sent on his City-issued pager.

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