9th Circuit: No Right of Privacy in Computer at Work

A Montana man who used his work computer to access child pornography does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy that would bar a search of the machine. This result out of the Ninth Circuit conforms with the law in most jurisdictions and is hardly surprising.The employee/criminal defendant had argued that his Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures should prevent the government from using evidence that he had viewed many images of child pornography at work.Here's the story.