Court Rules on Text Messaging

Human Resource Executive Online

According to the Ninth Circuit ruling, the Stored Communications Act prohibits providers of an electronic communication service from disclosing stored e-mail or text messages without the consent of the sender or recipient. Philip Gordon of Littler's Denver office explains that this Act can be lawfully circumvented by employers. "Employers can limit company-issued electronic devices to those that can be configured to route all communications through the corporate network," says Gordon.  

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