Quon v. Arch Wireless: The Future of Employee Privacy in the Digital Age

Mar 25, 2010
Nicole A. Ozer

Page Media

ACLU of Northern CA

The ACLU filed an amicus brief yesterday to the Supreme Court in the case of City of Ontario v. Quon.

At stake in this case is whether public employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy for the text messages they send on devices owned by their employers. But at stake more broadly is the balance between employer access and employee privacy in a world where communications via computers, emails and text messages play a crucial and rapidly expanding role.

Interested in learning more?

We are hosting a lunch panel with the American Constitution Society next Tuesday, March 30, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at our offices in downtown San Francisco. This is a free event. If you want to attend, please RSVP here.

Quon v. Arch Wireless: The Future of Employee Privacy in the Digital Age

A panel discussion featuring:

  • Robert Brownstone, Law and Technology Director, Fenwick & West LLP
  • Jennifer Stisa Granick, Civil Liberties Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Julia Harumi Mass, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California
  • Nicole A. Ozer, Moderator, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California

You can read our amicus brief here and more court documents here.