Category Archives: Third Party Doctrine

Fortune: How the Justice Department’s Facebook Subpoenas Threaten Free Speech

Fortune: How the Justice Department’s Facebook Subpoenas Threaten Free Speech by Aziz Hug: In recent months, the U.S. Justice Department has issued subpoenas against Facebook and web host DreamHost for records of thousands, perhaps millions, of citizens who expressed interest … Continue reading

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techdirt: Three Energy Bills Look To Increase Fourth Amendment Protections For Americans

techdirt: Three Energy Bills Look To Increase Fourth Amendment Protections For Americans by Tim Cushing:

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Carpenter oral set for Nov. 29, briefs all in

The oral argument in the cell site location information-third party doctrine case this past week was set for November 29th. ScotusBlog here with links to all the briefs, both parties and amici. Petitioner’s brief Amici: Competitive Enterprise Institute, et al. … Continue reading

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Electronics 360: Smart Devices Versus Privacy

Electronics 360: Smart Devices Versus Privacy by Tony Pallone:

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Oxford Univ. Press: How private are your prescription records?

Oxford Univ. Press: How private are your prescription records? by Leslie Francis and John Francis:

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Law360: Cell Location Searches Assailed In Raft Of High Court Briefs

Law360: Cell Location Searches Assailed In Raft Of High Court Briefs by Shayna Posses:

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Techdirt: ACLU Tells Court Long-Term Cell Site Location Tracking Should Require A Warrant

Techdirt: ACLU Tells Court Long-Term Cell Site Location Tracking Should Require A Warrant by Tim Cushing:

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Cato: To Apply the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age, Go Back to Its Text

Cato: To Apply the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age, Go Back to Its Text by Ilya Shapiro re Cato’s Carpenter amicus brief:

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CA10: CSLI is third-party information

Noting pendency of Carpenter, the Tenth Circuit finds CSLI third-party records and they are bound to apply the third-party doctrine. United States v. Thompson, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 14551 (10th Cir. Aug. 8, 2017). Defendant had a warrantless search condition … Continue reading

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The Hill: Congress must act to protect data privacy before courts make surveillance even easier

The Hill: Congress must act to protect data privacy before courts make surveillance even easier by Ashley Baker:

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