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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 50. Electronic Surveillance and Tracking

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43610


What does a right to privacy mean when applied to your phone, to tracking devices, and to surveillance? The government works to balance personal privacy with safety, but how the Constitution protects electronic records is slow to adapt as new technology is released.

Chapter Contributors

  • Tinsley Griffin Hill ( - tghill) 'Alabama Legislative Services Agency'