Saturday, June 21, 2008

US Court recognises expectation text message privacy

US Court recognises expectation of text messages privacy
Violation the Fourth Amendment
Right to privacy under Art. I, Sec. 1 of the California Constitution
Interesting case, worth reading, as it relates to a Police Office for the Ontario Police Department and others (one said to be a SWAT Officer) who apparenly used work text messaging services to send personal messages unrelated to work.
U.S. 9th Circuit, June 18, 2008 -
Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co., No. 07-55282
Users of text-messaging services have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of copies of messages the service provider stores on its network, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held on June 18, 2008.

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