Fourth Amendment Protections in the Digital Age: Carpenter v. United States and What It Means for Individual Privacy Rights (Authored by Faruki Summer Associate John R. Bernans)

In today’s digital world, an individual’s reasonable expectation of privacy is constantly under the microscope.  So much of our lives are conducted through our phones, tablets, and computers and we rely on these devices for our professional, personal, and financial needs.  Society has become so normalized to this digital culture that individuals rarely think about who has access to their content.  In today’s digital age, many people do not realize how much of that content is stored by third-parties (cell-phone carriers, Apple, Google, etc.). The storage of data by third-parties is significant because the U.S. Supreme Court has historically held that information or content that an individual voluntarily hands over to a third-party is not protected by the Fourth Amendment.  Smith v. Maryland, 442 U.S. 735 (1979).  This year, the Court in Carpenter v. United States, 138 S. Ct. 2206 (2018), updated the so-called “third-party…

Read more detail on Recent Advertising Law posts –

This entry was posted in Advertising Law and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply