Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Professor Eunice Park has published “Protecting the Fourth Amendment After
Carpenter in the Digital Age: What Gadget Next?” in the May issue of Orange County Lawyer magazine. The
article notes the tension in the Supreme Court’s previous approaches to
protecting personal information and observes that the decision in Carpenter v.
United States, expected in June, will have significant repercussions for how
lower courts will address other technology-based privacy challenges, including
law enforcement’s use of cell-site simulators. In the meantime, the “reasonable
expectation of privacy” paradigm appears to be a shifting one, as entire
generations are growing up accustomed to sharing their whereabouts, activities
and thoughts on social media.