Corporate Avatars and the Erosion of the Populist Fourth Amendment

Author:Avidan Y. Cover
Position:Assistant Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy

Fourth Amendment jurisprudence currently leaves it to technology corporations to challenge court orders, subpoenas, and requests by the government for individual users' information. The third-party doctrine denies people a reasonable expectation of privacy in data they transmit through telecommunications and Internet service providers. Third-party corporations become, by default, the people's... (see full summary)

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