The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with the privacy expectations of public employees in a case involving workplace monitoring of text messages. In City of Ontario, Calif. v. Quon, the city is asking the justices to overturn a 9th Circuit ruling holding that it violated the Fourth Amendment privacy rights of Jeffrey Quon, a member of the police department's SWAT team, when it reviewed transcripts of his and another officer's text messages on their department pagers.
High Court Justices Consider Privacy Issues in Text Messaging Case
The National Law Journal
April 20, 2010