EFF urged the United States Supreme Court to ensure that modern communications methods such as text messages retain the constitutional privacy protections applied to earlier technologies in an amicus brief filed in City of Ontario v. Quon.
EFF was joined on this brief by the America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and Public Citizen.
Below are some selected documents from the history of this case.
Today’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion in Quon v. Arch Wireless is a victory for the privacy of email and text messages. The holding means that law enforcement needs a probable cause warrant to access stored copies of your electronic messages less than 180 days old, regardless of...