In the case of Ontario v. Quon, 560 U.S. 746 (2010), a city police department read personal text messages sent and received on a pager that the employer owned and issued to an employee, a police officer. Some of the text messages were to the employee’s wife and some were to a fellow officer with whom he was having an affair. The employee challenged disciplinary actions taken against him, arguing that the privacy of his messages was protected by the ban on “unreasonable searches and seizures” found in the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Based on this description and the information about the case provided in the textbook, address the following:
Should employees who utilize their work computers to store or send personal information, or to surf the internet, have an expectation of privacy for personal information, data, and emails generated, accessed, or stored on their work computers? Explain your perspective.
that these luxuries are not available to her in New York, the young girl realises that ‘(her) world did seem suddenly lacking’ (Baldwin and Quinn, 2007, 478). This realisation reflects the young girl’s transition from her American heritage, to the exploration of her Caribbean heritage as the luxuries her grandmother is showing her, ultimately make her world, and life in America seem ‘lacking’, as if a part of her heritage needs to be discovered. Shortly after the young girl leaves to go back to New York, her grandmother passes away, and she ends her narration by describing her adult life living in a loft as she ‘painted seas of sugar-cane […] while the thunderous tread of the machines downstairs jarred the floor beneath (her) easel, mocking (her) efforts’ (Baldwin and Quinn, 2007, 482). The contrast shown here in the last line of the story reflects the major issue that has been present throughout, the conflict between the young girl’s Caribbean and American heritage, since she has learned the value of her Caribbean heritage, as she describes her painting of ‘seas of sugar-cane’ rather than as ‘giant weeds’ as she described them before. Although, she states that the machinery in the factory below jars the floor and ‘mocks her efforts’ as she tries to paint. There is a sense of irony here as earlier in the story, her grandmother explains to her how the sugar canes are taken from the island, over to America and sugar is made from these canes through machines in factories. This is perhaps why the narrator claims the machinery is ‘mocking’ her as she tries to paint the sugar canes, as it shows a conflict again in her heritage between the painting of the Caribbean sugar canes and the American factory machinery below. However, the combination of the two to end the narration also creates a sense of concord for the young girl as her Caribbean-American heritage can be explored together. Through the character of the young girl and her differing descriptions of New York and Barbados, the reader is able to investigate the short story in a much larger depth, to be able to unravel the major issue in the story, in this case, the ‘identity conflict’ for people with dual heritage. In his short story ‘The Sacrificial Egg’ (Halpern, 1986) Chinua Achebe also explores the form of the short story through the character of ‘Julius Obi’. As the protagonist in the story, the narrator follows Obi’s life through the town of Umuru, beginning with him staring out at the empty market, Nkwo, then explaining how he had come to live in the town that Kitikpa had now taken over, and ending with him staring at the market again, considering how he had enraged Kitikpa, the week before. Here Achebe uses a small event, the daily life of one man, to convey the major issue, the ‘incarnate power of smallpox’ (Halpern, 1986, 2). The market that Obi stares at, is part of a village that has been damaged>GET ANSWER