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SCOTUS To Hear Text Privacy Case Next Week

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 15, 2010

Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will begin its review of a Ninth Circuit decision that has implications for employee privacy, reports National Public Radio. In City of Ontario v. Quon, the justices will determine whether a municipal police officer had a reasonable expectation of privacy in text messages transmitted on a department-issued pager. "The eventual decision could have huge repercussions," the report states, and public and private sector groups are watching. The National School Boards Association filed an amicus brief in February, saying that the outcome could impact "the ability of school districts to access employees' work-related communications."
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