Sexy Text Search Didn't Violate 4th Amendment
Nossaman Partner and employment chair, Veronica Gray, is quoted in today's Daily Journal. The article, "Sexy Text Search Didn't Violate 4th Amendment," discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Ontario v. Quon. Police officer Quon sued the City of Ontario over an alleged breech of his privacy rights after the city reviewed racy personal text messages he sent from his city-issued pager.
The article paraphrases Ms. Gray noting that, "where lower courts could diverge from the Supreme Court is on the question of whether there was an expectation of privacy in the first place, as that was the issue the court punted on."
"The best thing we can recommend to our clients is to have very clear policies and follow them, and don't make any exceptions," she's quotes as saying.