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Ontario vs. Quon

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The Ontario Police Department searched a pager issued to Jeff Quon, an employee of the department, for text messages that contained sexually explicit messages not related to work. The Supreme Court held that such a search was reasonable and non-violative of the Fourth Amendment. (City of Ontario v. Quon, slip opinion No. 08-1332).



This case involves Sgt. Jeff Quon, a former police officer with the Ontario, CA Police Department.  The Deprtment reviewed his usage of a department issued pager discovering "sexting."  Essentially the case, being heard by  the US Supreme Court in 2010 revolves around determing what are the privacy expectations on company owned devices as different from within the confines of workplace environment where precedent does not offer much in the way of privacy expectations.

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