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
Pages:1441-1502
SUMMARY

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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