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Supreme Court to Hear Another Info Privacy Case

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 10, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court (USSC) has agreed to hear another case related to information privacy. Wired reports on the justices' decision to review a lower court's ruling on background checks of prospective federal employees. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that pre-employment background checks on nearly three dozen National Aeronautics and Space Administration contractors were invasive and unconstitutional. The USSC will likely hear the case this fall, the report states. The justices will review another Ninth Circuit decision next month. The oral argument in City of Ontario v. Quon is set for April 19. The decision is expected to impact employee-monitoring policies.  
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