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What are the laws on obtaining company text message record

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What are the laws on obtaining company text message records?
Welcome and thank you for your question!

It would be helpful if you could please explain the context of things. For example, what's your relation to the company and for what purpose do you want to obtain the texts?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

A general question

What would it take for a company to obtain text message

information on a company issued phone?

Are the messages being run through the company's e-mail server?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I do not know

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It's AT&T

Thank you.

AT&T does not store text messages The company, however, can try to obtain the messages from the sender/receiver's phone. The employee has no independent legal right of privacy to the information kept on the employer's phone.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business!

~~ J.B.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you - but if the messages are run through email the messages can be seen?


it can be both ways AT&T and email?

Yes, they can be stored on the company's internal computer servers. The employee has no independent right of privacy to those messages. The company can search/monitor them at any time.

This privacy matter was previously addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010. That decision is found here:

I hope this helps to clarify things!

~~ J.B.
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