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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Text Message Privacy Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 19 heard oral arguments in a case concerning an employee’s expectation of privacy in text messages that were sent and received on a pager issued by his employer ( City of Ontario, California, et al. v. Jeff Quon, et al. ...

Are Facebook And MySpace Messages Subject To Discovery?

In the recent case of Crispin v. Audigier , a California judge ruled that Facebook and MySpace messages that aren't publicly available are protected information under the Stored Communications Act, and therefore can't be subpoenaed for use in civil litigation. Buckley Crispin sued clothing...

Supreme Court Finds Search Of Employees' Text Messages Was Reasonable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A police department's search of the transcripts of its employees' text messages was reasonable and did not violate the employees' Fourth Amendment rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 17, reversing a ruling by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals...