Adapting 4th Amendment Standards To Connected Tech

Law360 (November 14, 2019, 2:03 PM EST) -- Should Fitbit data be used to determine the time of a victim’s death in a murder investigation? Last year, a police department in California did exactly that.[1] In Iowa, the FBI accessed similar data in its efforts to find a missing college student and runner, Mollie Tibbetts.[2] As internet of things devices like smart speakers and connected doorbells continue to grow in popularity, the technology is starting to find its way into courtroom evidence.

Connected devices have many consumer benefits and may also provide law enforcement with important information. But what protection should individuals expect for their data, and how can...

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