Tracking and the Government: What is the Government Learning about us? Should we be concerned?
Technology is giving us and the government the ability to know more about each other than at any time in history. Much of what is available through social media such as Facebook or blogs is the result of our own choices. Other sources such as materials on the web or those available on our mobile devices contain information compiled and made public by others, including government and private institutions. Anyone with internet access, and a little ingenuity, can track our words, moves, habits, and passions. Is such information private? What information might the government be interested in and how might the government collect, use, and keep such information? Are there legal limits to what the government can do with such broadly available information?
Prof. Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University Law School
Prof. Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Stanford Law School
Marcia Hofmann, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Prof. Orin Kerr, George Washington University Law School
2012 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
Recorded: August 14, 2012