Nothing To Hide: The Development Of American Privacy Law And The Fourth Amendment

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Cole A. Cadman (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Marian Williams

Abstract: Technology has always presented itself as a problem for the court system. As the pace of technological development increases over time, this problem will only worsen. The current operating standards of privacy law in relation to technology is outdated and in need of a thorough review. This thesis examines Supreme Court cases that established a constitutional right to privacy as well as Supreme Court cases that examined how that constitutional right is interpreted depending on several different technologies and scenarios. After a review of Supreme Court cases, this thesis proposes three changes that seek to bring privacy law in line with current technology. Those changes are revisiting the third-party doctrine, clarifying the data collection and management process, and redefining what the public considers a reasonable expectation of privacy.

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Honors Project
Cadman, C. (2021). Nothing To Hide: The Development Of American Privacy Law And The Fourth Amendment. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2021
privacy, technology, 4th amendment, law, police

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