Supreme Court details right to privacy

CNN reports that the US Supreme Court has determined that Public employees who send personal messages on their state-issued communication devices do not enjoy a “reasonable expectation” of privacy, The justices unanimously concluded that state officials had the right to review the review the records of a California police officer who exchanged hundreds of personal messages – some of a “sexually explicit” nature – on his department text pager. “Because the search was motivated by a legitimate work-related purpose, and because it was not excessive in scope, the search was reasonable,” Justice Anthony Kennedy noted in the court’s decision. The question can be asked if this could also apply to social media postings by employees on corporate owned equipment. Time will tell.
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