Technology Advancements in Automobiles Bring Serious Privacy Concerns as Car Makers Appropriate Personal Data from Drivers

*Zachary Seidel I. Introduction The CEO of one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world said it best: “We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you’re doing it. We have GPS in your car, so we know what you’re doing.”[1] Jim Farley, the current CEO of Ford Motor Company, continued byContinue reading “Technology Advancements in Automobiles Bring Serious Privacy Concerns as Car Makers Appropriate Personal Data from Drivers”

Go Back to Bed, America, Your Government is Watching Over You: What is a “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy” if Modern Surveillance Tools are in “General Public Use”?

*Bradley Rosen I. Privacy Protections Under the Fourth Amendment         The Fourth Amendment of the Federal Constitution protects the people’s right “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”[1] The Supreme Court of the United States recognizes that “[t]he ‘basic purpose of [the Fourth] Amendment’ . . . ‘isContinue reading “Go Back to Bed, America, Your Government is Watching Over You: What is a “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy” if Modern Surveillance Tools are in “General Public Use”?”

Facial Recognition Technology: First and Fourth Amendment Implications

Facial Recognition Technology: First and Fourth Amendment Implications Ashley Triplett* On October 18, 2016, the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology released a report regarding the use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement agencies throughout the country.  Clare Garvie et al., The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America 1 (2016), https://www.perpetuallineup.org/sites/default/files/2016-12/The%20Perpetual%20Line-Up%20-%20Center%20on%20Privacy%20and%20Technology%20at%20Georgetown%20Law%20-%20121616.pdf.Continue reading “Facial Recognition Technology: First and Fourth Amendment Implications”

Two Fronts Converge in the War Against Online Sex Trafficking

Two Fronts Converge in the War Against Online Sex Trafficking David Dix* Two fronts in the fight against online sex trafficking will soon come to a head.  Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage.com, was recently arrested and charged with felony pimping. Christopher Mele, C.E.O. of Backpage.com, Known for Escort Ads, Is Charged with Pimping aContinue reading “Two Fronts Converge in the War Against Online Sex Trafficking”

#youvebeenserved: Court Holds Twitter as an Acceptable Method of Service of Process

#youvebeenserved: Court Holds Twitter as an Acceptable Method of Service of Process Julie Giardina* On September 30, 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler granted a motion to serve process by alternative means, holding that the plaintiff could use Twitter to serve process on the defendant.  St. Francis Assisi v. Kuwait Fin. House, No. 3:16-CV-3240-LB, 2016Continue reading “#youvebeenserved: Court Holds Twitter as an Acceptable Method of Service of Process”