Court to rule on privacy of texting

By Robert Barnes
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Supreme Court will decide whether employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy for the text messages they send on devices owned by their employers.

The case the court accepted Monday involves public employees, but a broadly written decision could hold a blueprint for private-workplace rules in a world in which communication via computers, e-mail and text messages plays a very large role.

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