TITLE: Guggenheim Lecture: The Next-Generation Communications Privacy Act
SPEAKER: Orin S. Kerr
EVENT DATE: 09/30/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes
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Orin Kerr argues that Congress should repeal the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (18 USC 2510), which regulates government access to Internet records, and replace it with a new statute that reflects current technologies and addresses privacy threats.
Speaker Biography: Orin S. Kerr is a tenured professor of law at George Washington University, where he teaches criminal law, criminal procedure and computer-crime law. The focus of his academic research has been on how new technologies change criminal law and criminal investigations. Kerr's work in this area has been cited in more than 70 judicial decisions, including the U.S. Supreme Court's January 2012 decision in United States v. Jones, on the constitutionality of the warrantless use of GPS monitoring. Kerr's articles have been published in many leading law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal.