Electronic Surveillance

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  1. Distinguish between the old and the new concepts of electronic surveillance. In your opinion, which concept best respects individual privacy?
  2. What does the case of Katz v. United States (1967) say, and why is this case important?
  3. Give a summary of the following laws: Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, FISA, ECPA, and CALEA.
  4. Under Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, law enforcement authorities cannot tap or intercept wire communications or use electronic devices to intercept private conversations, except in two situations. What are those situations? Discuss each.

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1. Distinguish between the old and the new concepts of electronic surveillance. In your
opinion, which concept best respects individual privacy?

The two concepts argue about the legality of electronic surveillance in the USA. Electronic
surveillance entails the utilization of electric gadgets in monitoring the actions and movements of
a person. According to the old concept of electronic surveillance, the practice would only be
flagged illegality only if it trespassed against an individual even if there is no trespass. However,
according to the new concept of electronic surveillance, the practice is deemed to contravene the
constitution upon the establishment of its violation of a reasonable privacy expectation on the
part of the individual. As such, the new concept best respects individual privacy.

2. What does the case of Katz v. the United States (1967) say, and why is this case
important?

The case of Katz v. the United States (1967) is a legal milestone in the US in which the court
held that "any form of electronic surveillance, including wiretapping, that amounts to the
violation of a reasonable expectation of privacy, constitutes a search under the Fourth
Amendment. No physical trespass is required." The relevance of the case among the US citizens
is realized in the constitutio...

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