In the GPS Case, Issues of Privacy and Technology – NYTimes.com

29 Jan

Tricky question. Read the whole thing.

Focusing on public expectations of privacy means that our rights change when technology does. As Justice Alito blithely said: “New technology may provide increased convenience or security at the expense of privacy, and many people may find the tradeoff worthwhile.”

But aren’t constitutional rights intended to protect our liberty even when the public accepts “increased convenience or security at the expense of privacy”? Fundamental rights remain fundamental in the face of time and new inventions.

via In the GPS Case, Issues of Privacy and Technology – NYTimes.com.

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