The Hazards of Simple Filters

I’ve been getting a daily blast of legal-tech news from Lexology, having ticked the IP, IT etc. boxes and those for Canada, the U.S. and U.K. Today, there was a single item under the “Canada” banner: “Employers need to be careful to avoid waiving the protections of written computer and email policies” from the firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, a name I’m not familiar with — but then I’m not exactly up on them all. The telltale was the mention of the 9th Circuit Court and then “the Ontario Police Department.” Ah. No human agency behind it all. Just filters.

Anyone still interested in reading the California case of Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating and The Ontario Police Department can find the PDF here.


  1. SMRH is my former firm, a really good outfit. They are a fairly large, mostly California-based law firm (though they have opened up offices in Washington DC, NY, and Shanghai since I left). Ontario, California is a city in the Los Angeles area :)