Latest Expectation of privacy Stories

Gmail Users Cannot Expect Their Emails To Remain Private, Says Google
2013-08-14 08:50:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In recently released court documents, Google argues that its customers can’t expect them to "not" read and scan their emails. Comparing Google’s role in serving up email to that of an office assistant, the search giant argues that customers “cannot be surprised their emails are processed by the recipient’s [email provider] in the course of delivery.” The court documents emerged from a class-action lawsuit against Google...

2010-06-18 06:35:00

The Supreme Court sent workers a message Thursday that if they have something to text that they do not want their bosses to see, do not use employer-provided cellphones to do it. The Supreme Court upheld a police department's search of an officer's personal messages placed on a government-owned pager, saying the search did not violate his constitutional rights. Justice Anthony Kennedy said that governments have the right to check the devices to be sure their employees are following company...

2009-12-15 13:52:02

The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide whether employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy with text messages sent from their employers' accounts. The court accepted an Ontario, California case involving three police officers and another employee who said the department had improperly spied on their text exchanges, some of which were said to be sexually explicit. Although the case involves government employees, the court's ruling could impact private-workplace rules for...

2008-06-18 18:00:16

Employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy for text messages under the U.S. and California constitutions, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Because of this expectation, employers don't have the right to read employees text messages without the employee's knowledge and consent, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' unanimously ruled in an appeal in a lawsuit filed Ontario, Calif., by Police Sgt. Jeff Quon and three others against the city's service provider,...

2006-08-08 13:51:25

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Montana man who used his work computer to access child pornography does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy that would bar a search of the machine, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. Jeffrey Ziegler had argued that his Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures should prevent the government from using evidence that he had viewed many images of child pornography at work. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...

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