Surveillance technology, which encompasses a large array of technologies used to observe individuals’ activities and communications, has advanced at a rapid pace and is becoming more widely available in the general marketplace. This trend is potentially caused by increasing fears of terrorism following the September 11 attacks as well the ability of surveillance technology manufacturers to produce the technology at lower costs. Although surveillance technology has long been used by the military and government intelligence agencies, the use of this technology by law enforcement and now private individuals in areas not of national security concern is new and raises privacy and evidentiary issues yet to be settled by U.S. courts.
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Law and Surveillance
Zheng, Tina, "Advanced Surveillance Technologies: Privacy and Evidentiary Issues" (2016). Cornell Law School J.D. Student Research Papers. 37.