Comm. Law, cyberlaw

[commlaw] 5/17 Privacy vs. Law Enforcement / Anti-Terrorism

Required Reading:

  • Lawrence Lessig, Code 2.0, ch.11 (excellent overview on both surveillance and data aggregation issues).

Important Cases:

  • U.S. v. Jones, 132 S.Ct. 945 (2015).
  • Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 999 (2014).
  • Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, 133 S.Ct. 1138 (2013).
  • Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 (2001).
  • Obama v. Klayman, 800 F.3d 559 (D.C. Cir. 2015).
  • In re: Sealed Case No. 02-001, 310 F.3d 717 (Foreign Int. Surv. Ct. Rev. 2002).

Additional Reading:

Homework:

  1. What is ECHELON? Do you think there is any legitimate justification for our government to deploy something of the same nature domestically? If so, what legal safeguard should be in place to protect our privacy? (欣茹)
  2. Please comment on the recent tug of war between Apple and FBI over iPhone cracking. (麗謹)
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