Justices Asked To Mull E-Privacy Law In Phone-Search Case

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT) -- A former Texas police dispatcher asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive her invasion of privacy suit over sexually explicit photos her employer discovered on her cell phone, arguing that federal law protects data contained in a private cellphone accessed without the owner's permission.

Fannie Garcia claims that law enforcement officials in Laredo, Texas, violated the Stored Communications Act and her Fourth Amendment rights when they accessed images and text messages on her phone and fired her for engaging in an extramarital affair with a police...
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