Employee Has No Right of Expectation of Privacy for Text Messages, Says U.S. Supreme Court
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The bottom line is that, according to the Supreme Court, Quon had no reason to expect that his text messages on his employer-provided pager would be protected by a shield of privacy, and that the Ontario Police Department’s behavior in looking at the text messages was not an impermissible invasion of Quon’s privacy.
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When hardware and service was expensive, then using your employer’s stuff MIGHT have made sense. Now with most everything dirt cheap, makes no sense at all.
As a matter of fact, it may even make sense to decline their hardware.
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