The Judicial Response to Mass Police Surveillance

This article describes how the use of new police surveillance technologies threatens to fundamentally reshape the public’s expectation of privacy in public spaces. These technologies are capable of recording copious amounts of personal data in an unprecedentedly efficient manner. This article refers to the proliferation of these new technologies as the development of the “digitally efficient investigative state.” It argues that the courts are institutionally competent to regulate the indiscriminate collection of public data.

Citation: Stephen Rushin, The Judicial Response to Mass Police Surveillance, 2011 Journal of Law, Technology, & Policy 281 (2011)