Privacy and Safety in the Digital Age: Location Tracking and Fourth Amendment Concerns

  • March 6, 2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

On January 23rd, a unanimous Supreme Court held in United States v. Jones that when the police attach a GPS device to an individual’s car and use it to track the vehicle’s movements, this constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment. Therefore, unless an exception applies, a warrant is required. However, the Court issued three separate opinions that raised almost as many questions as they answered about the rules going forward for law enforcement use of such technologies.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 6th from 11:45 am -1:30 pm for an in-depth discussion of these questions. The panelists are Bob Barr, former Member of Congress (R-GA); Peter Eckersley, Technology Projects Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, The George Washington University; Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice; and TCP Senior Counsel Sharon Bradford Franklin.

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