U.S. Supreme Court Finds Employer’s Review of Employee Text Messages Reasonable Under the Circumstances
|by Rodney B. Sorensen|
Payne & Fears LLP - San Francisco Office
|July 6, 2010|
Previously published on June 22, 2010
The United States Supreme Court held in City of Ontario v. Quon that the review of a police officer’s text messages sent using an employer-issued pager did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights. While the decision was a victory for the employer, the Court noted that emerging technologies and the rapidly changing ways in which employees communicate in the workplace may impact future determinations of an employee’s right to privacy in electronic communications.
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