Court to review employer access to worker messages

December 15, 2009

COPENHAGENDETROITWASHINGTONWASHINGTON — - The Supreme Court said Monday that it will decide how much privacy workers have when they send text messages from their employers' accounts. The justices intervened in a case from Ontario, Calif., where three police officers and another employee complained that the department improperly snooped on their electronic exchanges, including many that were said to be sexually explicit. While the case involves government workers, the decision could have broader privacy implications. Many employers tell workers there is no guarantee of privacy in anything sent over their company- or government-provided computers, cell phones or pagers.

- From Sun News Services

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