Check Your Monitoring Policy Now

Law360, New York (June 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit recently interpreted the Stored Communications Act in the context of text messaging. The decision has broad implications for employers and others who monitor electronic communications, and also addresses the impact of public record laws on electronic monitoring.

The Quon case arose from the monitoring of employee communications on police department-provided cell phones. The employees, police officers in this case, used department-provided cell phones in the course and scope of their employment, and also allegedly used them for personal use, including sending sexually-explicit messages....
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