Privacy at Risk: The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
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Privacy at Risk: The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

by Christopher Slobogin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226762831

ISBN-13: 9780226762838

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Without our consent and often without our knowledge, the government can constantly monitor many of our daily activities, using closed circuit TV, global positioning systems, and a wide array of other sophisticated technologies. With just a few keystrokes, records containing our financial information, phone and e-mail logs, and sometimes even our medical histories

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Overview

Without our consent and often without our knowledge, the government can constantly monitor many of our daily activities, using closed circuit TV, global positioning systems, and a wide array of other sophisticated technologies. With just a few keystrokes, records containing our financial information, phone and e-mail logs, and sometimes even our medical histories can be readily accessed by law enforcement officials. As Christopher Slobogin explains in Privacy at Risk, these intrusive acts of surveillance are subject to very little regulation.

Applying the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures, Slobogin argues that courts should prod legislatures into enacting more meaningful protection against government overreaching.  In setting forth a comprehensive framework meant to preserve rights guaranteed by the Constitution without compromising the government’s ability to investigate criminal acts, Slobogin offers a balanced regulatory regime that should intrigue everyone concerned about privacy rights in the digital age.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226762838
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

I. Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

     Chapter 1. Introduction: Surveillance Techniques and the Law

     Chapter 2. A Fourth Amendment Framework

II. Physical Surveillance
 
     Chapter 3. Peeping Techno-Toms

     Chapter 4. Public Privacy: Surveillance of Public Places and the Right to Anonymity

     Chapter 5. Implementing the Right to Public Anonymity

III. Transaction Surveillance

     Chapter 6. Subpoenas and Privacy

     Chapter 7. Regulating Transaction Surveillance by the Government

     Chapter 8. Conclusion: A Different Fourth Amendment?

Notes

Index

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