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Supreme Court to Decide the Future of Employee Privacy Rights

ImagesCAVVHHS1On Monday, The Supreme Court will hear case involving an Ontario, California police officer, Sgt. Jeff Quon, who used his government-issued text-messaging device for personal use.  The court is to decide whether the police department violated the officer's privacy rights when it reviewed the content of the messages being exchanged, work-related and personal.  Read more in this Cnn.com Article:  "Supreme Court to hear texting privacy case".

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Police Sgt. Jeff Quon sent hundreds of text messages on his city-issued page
  • Review by department found most were personal, many sexually explicit, court says
  • Quon says "informal" policy let officers send personal texts if they paid charges
  • He had signed off on city policy saying no expectation of privacy on city-issued pagers

Related Stories:

Supreme Court Takes Texting Case, NewYorkTimes

Sexting case raises workplace privacy issues, MSNBC

Supreme Court To Weigh In On Employee Text Messaging Privacy, ChannelWeb

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