TITLE

Text messages and employee privacy: The Supreme Court weighs in

AUTHOR(S)
Watts, Keith
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
HR Specialist: California Employment Law;Aug2010, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a court case wherein the plaintiff claims that the search for his text messages is unreasonable and had violated his Fourth Amendment rights. It says that the City of Ontario, Canada adopted a "Computer Usage, Internet and E-mail Policy" which allows the city to monitor electronic mail (e-mail) and internet use. The court reviewed the issue and concluded that the search was legitimate and the plaintiff should not assume that the text messages were private.
ACCESSION #
61339010

 

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