SCOTUS to rule on workers’ electronic privacy

According to this article, the Supreme Court will hear a case this term, Ontario v. Quon where a police officer’s communication on his pager was reviewed by the City of Ontario.  Now as a public employee he has certain protections under the 4th amendment search and seizure provisions that aren’t shared by private sector employees.

However, hopefully the Supreme Court can clarify some of the confusing rules and conflicting case law that has arisen in the area of employee’s rights to privacy in the electronic communications arena.


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