The Fifth Circuit has held, in Garcia v. City of Laredo, that information stored on and accessed from a cell phone is not covered by the SCA. Accordingly, an employer who accessed the contents of plaintiff’s cell phone without authorization did not violate the statute. This is the latest in a string of decisions that declined to extend SCA protection to personal computers and cell phones, and limited it to data stored by an electronic communications service provider.
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Stored Communications Act does not protect information stored on cell phone
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