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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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A Legal View of New Technology

As advances in technology occur, there will be a greater likelihood that new technology will be used to spy on individuals, even if that is not the purpose of the technology. When creating technology, put in safeguards to prevent it from being used for illegal purposes. For the most part, the Fourth Amendment protects us from illegal searches with new technology where there is an expectation of privacy.

The advent of new technology does not give the government any additional flexibility when it comes to monitoring someone. It was determined in the Supreme Court case Kyllo v. United States that using a thermal-imaging device to measure the amount of heat emanating from someone's home to determine whether marijuana ...

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