Chapter 9

Legal

Margaret Phipps Brown    Marshall University, WV, USA

Abstract

The numerous and pervasive advances in technology create opportunities and challenges for law enforcement. Statutory law fails to answer many questions about searching electronic data. Case law addressing electronic search and seizure is spotty and sometimes inconsistent. This chapter describes basic information about search and seizure, and then examines the application of these basic principles to electronic data and specific applications to various forms of technology.

Keywords

computer search and seizure
law enforcement technology
expectation of privacy
drones
unmanned aerial vehicles
vehicle tracking
cell phone tracking
automated license plate readers
cell phones ...

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