University of Maryland professors spearhead new approach to interpreting Fourth Amendment

Machine learning technology could provide a solution to clarify search warrants

A big question under debate lately is whether police should be required to get a search warrant before tracking someone’s location. The traditional answer has been “no, you have no expectation of privacy in public movements.” But times are changing.

Recently, researchers at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Columbia Engineering published a study in the New York University Journal of Law & Liberty that examines how advances in machine learning technology may change the way courts treat warrants and privacy issues. Their study focuses on how technology can provide key Fourth Amendment insights, especially when it comes to long-term surveillance and whether a search warrant is necessary.

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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