Monday, October 11, 2010

New Blog "Intersection Between Criminal Law and Emerging Technology

Sentencing Law and Policy drew attention to "Stockycat", a strange name for a cool blog on the intersection between criminal law and emerging technology. Recent posts include Fourth Amendment implications of cell phone searches and GPS trackers on cars. The GPS post discusses the recent DC Circuit case of United States v. Maynard in which the DC Circuit held that GPS trackers could violate a person's reasonable expectation of privacy. Contrast with the Ninth Circuit's holding on the topic of GPS trackers in United States v. Pinedo-Moreno. (blogged about here). Given the focus on emerging technology, whether it be in the Fourth Amendment context or in data collection and analysis, a good resource is helpful to keep track of technology and its implications in criminal investigations.

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