TITLE

Are Text Messages Fair Game in Corporate Monitoring?

AUTHOR(S)
Wescott II, W. Lawrence
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Infonomics;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the case Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co. in the U.S. It states that court found that users ordinarily have an expectation of privacy in text messages which is under the Fourth Amendment. In connection, the court stresses to the companies that if the management wants the right to view its employees' communications, it must have a policy allowing active monitoring.
ACCESSION #
35692136

 

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