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NCJ Number: 97411 Find in a Library
Title: Electronic Surveillance, Computers, and the Fourth Amendment - The New Telecommunications Environment Calls for Reexamination of Doctrine
Journal: University of Toledo Law Review  Volume:15  Issue:2  Dated:(Winter 1984)  Pages:597-646
Author(s): A R Landever
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 44
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: We are in the midst of a revolution in information collection and telecommunications.
Abstract: Computer networking, the unification of the various telecommunications systems, the establishment of central data banks, and government tracking and profiling of vast number of Americans present momentous challenges for out constitutional system. Increasingly, in our evolving culture, an individual enters the public setting in order to conduct his personal life. Fourth Amendment doctrine respecting electronic surveillance, as well as Supreme Court notions of 'free choice' and 'assumption of risk' must come to grips with this new reality. In the main, the author urges judicial intervention, as the basic mechanism for establishing limits and controls. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Right of privacy
Index Term(s): Computer privacy and security; Data security; Electronic surveillance; Legal privacy protection
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