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Unformatted text preview: 1 How do we deal with privacy in the internet age? • How do we identify people on the internet? • How do we maintain privacy of large digital databases? Where is privacy in the Constitution? • Fourth Amendment – No illegal searches and seizures • Fifth Amendment – No self-incrimination What were “old” ideas of privacy? Olmstead v. United States (1928) – OK to wiretap without warrant – Brandeis’s dissent argued that • Right to privacy did exist • Individuals must be protected against government intrusion Modern concept of privacy developed in 1960s Katz v. United States (1967) – Upheld right to privacy – Government must have warrant to wiretap 2 New ideas of privacy in Patriot Act • Sweeping expansion of government surveillance authority • Reduced “probable cause” thresholds • Limited judicial review • Created a “sneak and peak” provision for police • Some provisions have expired Did pornography “create” the Internet?...
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