19 Colum. Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 1 (2017-2018)

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PRIVACY   AND   LIBERTY


                 THE COLUMBIA

 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

                     LAW REVIEW


VOL.  XIX                   STLR.ORG                      FALL 2017



                            ARTICLE

  PRIVACY  AND  LIBERTY   IN AN ALWAYS-ON,   ALWAYS-LISTENING
                              WORLDt

  Allison S. Bohm,   EdwardJ.  George,    Bennett Cyphers,    and
                           Shirley Lu

        The home is often considered the last bastion ofprivacy and the Fourth
Amendment  guarantees people the right to be secure in their houses against
unreasonable searches and seizures. But today, the government is not the only
entity seeking to invade homes to obtain information-technology companies like
Amazon  and Google are making an aggressive push into homes with devices like
Amazon   Echo, Google Home,  and Apple HomePod.   We  are entering an
always-on, always-connected world. A generation of always-on devices, capable
of watching and  listening to everything we do, is entering the consumer
electronics market. These devices promise to make daily lives easier, safer, and
more enjoyable, but they also bring poweful surveillance tools into our most
pnvate spaces.
        Privacy and  security issues associated with always-on, always-
listening, and always-watching devices are demanding increased attention. After
examining the current state of government regulation and the rapid technological
development of always-on devices, this Article argues that existing legal regimes


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       J.D. 2017, Georgetown University Law Center.
       J.D. 2017, Georgetown University Law Center.
       M.Eng.  Computer Science, 2017, MIT.
       M.Eng.  Computer Science, 2017, MIT. The authors would like to thank
Professors David Vladeck and  Alvaro Bedoya  of Georgetown Law,  and
Professors Danny Weitzner and Ilaria Liccardi of MIT for their extensive
guidance in the development of this Article. All errors remain those of the
authors alone.


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