Calibrating Law Enforcement and Data Surveillance
This event convenes panels of scholars and practitioners to discuss three trends or controversies in law enforcement surveillance.
This event will convene panels of scholars and practitioners to discuss three trends or controversies in law enforcement surveillance: (1) law enforcement acquisition of data held or hosted by intermediaries; (2) intermediaries’ private searches and subsequent disclosures of data held or hosted by them; and (3) the development of communications technologies and services that have latent “back doors” for government use. Each panel will describe recent examples of these sorts of data surveillance and the impact on privacy and law enforcement. Panelists will then discuss which uses of these surveillance techniques are most or least appropriate, and why. With the help of a moderator and audience Q&A, we will attempt to identify areas where panelists substantially agree on uses that are either appropriate or inappropriate and also to stake out the bounds and conditions where reasonable minds are likely to disagree.