Privacy at Risk
The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
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.
I. Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
Chapter 1. Introduction: Surveillance Techniques and the Law
Chapter 2. A Fourth Amendment Framework
II. Physical Surveillance
Chapter 4. Public Privacy: Surveillance of Public Places and the Right to Anonymity
III. Transaction Surveillance
Chapter 6. Subpoenas and Privacy
Chapter 7. Regulating Transaction Surveillance by the Government
Chapter 8. Conclusion: A Different Fourth Amendment?
“The discussion of surveillance techniques is excellent, the legal analysis is sound, and the case for Fourth Amendment reform compelling. Recommended.”