The Crime Report: Has High Court Privacy Ruling ‘Future-Proofed’ the Fourth Amendment? by TCR Staff:
The Supreme Court has effectively “future-proofed” the Fourth Amendment against threats to privacy posed by the expansion of data surveillance technology, according to a leading commentator on Internet law.
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, a professor at the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law, called the court’s majority ruling this month in Carpenter v. United States a landmark decision that “signals a new openness to ensure that the Fourth Amendment protects the digital lives of citizens.”
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The ruling effectively “began the process of future-proofing the Fourth Amendment” against “encroaching big data politicking technologies,” Ferguson wrote.