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Fourth Amendment Protection Extends to Electronic Messages on Employer Owned Devices Ninth Circuit Rules

26 June 2008
Mayer Brown Legal Update
26 June 2008 - In a unanimous three-judge panel decision, Quon v. Arch Wireless Oper. Co., Inc., CV-03-00799-SGL (9th Cir. June, 18 2008), the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unlawful search and seizure, applies to email and text messages on employer-owned devices.

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