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Privacy at Risk: The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
by Christopher Slobogin
University of Chicago Press, 2007
Cloth: 978-0-226-76283-8 | eISBN: 978-0-226-76294-4
Library of Congress Classification KF4558 4th.S56 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 342.730858

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Without our consent and often without our knowledge, the government can constantly monitor many of our daily activities, using closed circuit TV, global positioning systems, and a wide array of other sophisticated technologies. With just a few keystrokes, records containing our financial information, phone and e-mail logs, and sometimes even our medical histories can be readily accessed by law enforcement officials. As Christopher Slobogin explains in Privacy at Risk, these intrusive acts of surveillance are subject to very little regulation.

Applying the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures, Slobogin argues that courts should prod legislatures into enacting more meaningful protection against government overreaching.  In setting forth a comprehensive framework meant to preserve rights guaranteed by the Constitution without compromising the government’s ability to investigate criminal acts, Slobogin offers a balanced regulatory regime that should intrigue everyone concerned about privacy rights in the digital age.

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