Modern-day General Warrants And The Challenge Of Protecting Third-party Privacy Rights In Mass, Suspicionless Searches Of Consumer Databases

by Jennifer Lynch
Thursday, September 23, 2021
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This article describes the problem of suspicionless searches of consumer databases, explains the threat these searches pose to privacy interests, argues that the legal arguments put forth by law enforcement in defense of these practices are flawed, and suggests what should be done about the problem, both in courts and in the legislature.

Modern-Day General Warrants... by Hoover Institution

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Jennifer Lynch is the surveillance litigation director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and leads EFF’s legal work challenging government abuse of search and seizure technologies. She also founded the EFF’s Street Level Surveillance Project. She has been awarded the Free Speech and Open Government Award and been named to the Daily Journal’s 2021 list of lawyers who “Defined the Decade” for her work on privacy and policing.

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