By Karissa Murphy, Executive Editor In 1986, Congress enacted the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). This Act regulated how United States law officials could access data stored overseas. Over 30 years, and countless technological developments later, Congress enacted the CLOUD Act, which seeks to update its predecessor. The CLOUD Act, […]
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By Karissa Murphy, Executive Editor The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, in relevant part, that “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated[.]” As far back as 1886, the Supreme Court […]
By Matt DeSantis, Staff Writer In the decades since its inception, the internet has become ubiquitous. Its use is so widespread that there are certain groups, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), calling for its classification as a utility in the United States. Internationally, certain countries have even declared […]
By Kristin Hoffman, Staff Writer A fire that occurred in September 2016 led to an interesting legal question: Can a person’s medical device, like a pacemaker, be used as incriminating evidence for a crime? This question arises due to the Fifth Amendment protection against a person being forced to […]
Privacy versus Security: Which do you value more? By Katherine Littlejohn, Staff Writer On December 2, 2015, the deadliest terror attack on American soil since September 11, 2001 occurred in San Bernardino County, California, killing 14 people and injuring 22. The shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen […]
Deeze Posts… Got ‘Em! By Alison Palmeri, Staff Writer “Share with five people in the next 10 minutes or you’ll have seven years of bad luck.” Had the recent Facebook privacy status ended with this statement, most people would have recognized it as a hoax. Because the status was filled […]