The Right to Privacy in the United States
Fall, 2014 ~  St. Francisville, LA
Teacher: Jim Bolner, Sr.
Mondays, September 15,  22, 29; October 6, 13, and


I. Defining Privacy
   A History of Privacy
   Is Privacy Possible?
   Is Privacy a Good Thing?

II. Privacy Provisions in the Bill of Rights
    The Fourth Amendment
    Statutory Protections of Privacy

III. From Dwelling Privacy to Personal Privacy
    The Fourth Amendment in the Courts
    The Exclusionary Rule
    Privacy and Abortion

IV. Privacy and Technology
      Electronic Eavesdropping
      Smart Phones, GPS Devices, and Drones

V. Privacy and National Security
    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1976 (FISA)
    911 and the Patriot Act
    The FISA Court in the News
    Echelon, Prizm, and Other Programs

VI. The Future of Privacy
      Threats From Government
      Threats From Business Enterprises
      Threats from "Friends and Neighbors"



         The outline above:  Word - PDF

The Snowden NSA Slides - From The Guardian 

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court - from The Washington Post

Statement of the Director of National Intelligence and Justice Department on Modifications to the Scope of
Surveillance under FISA
- from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence - September 12, 2014

The Mystic Surveillance Program - from The Washington Post - March 19, 2014

The Rise of the Drones - January, 2013 -  NOVA - PBS

Drones in Baton Rouge - August 28, 2014  

Drones in Los Angeles - 2014

The Rise of the Drones - January, 2013 -  NOVA - PBS

Professional Society of Drone Journalist Website

Drones Take Over - from CBS News

FAA Regulations on Drones - September, 2014


Samuel Warren and Louis D. Brandeis, "The Right to Privacy" (1890)  

William L. Prosser, "Privacy," California Law Review (1960)

NPR All Things Considered - June 16, 2013 - Audio

Aleana Graedon, The Word Exchange - Google Books excerpt

The Fourth Amendment Annotated - (Cornell Law School)

"Privacy" on Findlaw

Weeks v. United States (1914) - the Federal Exclusionary Rule Case

Olmstead v. United States (1928)  - the Rum Runners' Case

Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)

Katz v. United States (1968) - the "expectation of privacy" Case

Jaubert v. Crowley Post-Signal (1979)

California v. Ciralo (1986) - the Marijuana Air Surveillance Case - "visual observation"

Oliver v. United States (1984) - the "Open Fields" Case - [No reasonable expectation of privacy in one's field.]

Kyllo v. United States (2001) - the Marijuana Heat Detector Case

Lawrence v. Texas (2003) - the Texas Sodomy Case

United States v. Jones (2012) - the GPS Case

Roe v. Wade (1973)

European Parliament Reort on Echelon - (2001)

The Hardware Behind Echelon - 2004 

Echelon Today - July, 2013

Echelon FAQ  - %%%%

Interview - Here and Now - NPR - August 13, 2013 - survey of GPS litigation

Froma Harrop, "Online Privacy Is Gone, Live With It," September 14, 2013

NPR - Privacy - September 30, 2013

NPR - Hot on Your Trail - September 30, 2013 - You Tube - From NPR

Don't Get Scroogled! - Microsoft Outlook Ad - October 1, 2013

Your Digital Trail: Private Company Access - October 1, 2013

Electronic Erontier Founation: Defending Your Rights in the Digital World - Added November, 2013

Review of The Right to Privacy by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy (1995)

NPR Science Friday
 Smart Phones Tracking - November 22, 2013
Apps Know Where You Are -

Sid Kircheimer, 'What to Do When Your Personal Data Is [sic]  Stolen," AARP Bulletin, November, 2013

Court Rules NSA Violated the Constitution - December 15, 2013 - The Fourteenth Amendment Annotated

Opinion on NSA Surveillance -  U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia - December 16, 2013

Opinion on NSA Surveillance - U.S. Districst Court, Southern District of New York - December 27, 2013

Target Stores' Privacy Policy - January, 2014

Nieman Marcus Privacy Policy - January, 2014

Google Privacy Policy - January, 2014

Yahoo! Privacy Policy - January, 2014

Walmart Privay Policy - January, 2014

Walgreens Privacy Policy - January, 2014

LSU Privacy Policy - January, 2014

Neuroethicso (Coursera, January, 2014)

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ( FISC) (as of January, 2014) and EPIC - Electronic Privacy Invormation Center and Privacy International

Omer Tene and Jules Polenetsky, "Big Data" - January, 2014

Interview with Ann Carvoukian, New York Times, January 18, 2014

Jefery Rosen, "Madison's Privacy Blind Spot, " New York Times, January 18, 2014

International Association of Privacy Professionsalls - Dashboard

Privacy: Statutory Protections - Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Freedom Foundation

Are Fitbit, Nike, nd Garmin Planning to Sell Your Personal Fitness Data? - February, 2014

LISTEN: 5 Ideas That May Change How You Think About Privacy  - A TED Talk - February, 2014

"Privacy" - Article on Wikipedia

Judity DeCrew, "Privacy" - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Julia Angwin, Dragnet Nation - February, 2014

Fresh Air (NPR) Interview with Julia Angwin - February 24, 2014

Fernandez v. California (2014) - the Warrantless Search Case - "cotenant" consent

Privacy: Statu8tory Provisions - from the Electronic Freedom Foundation

Privacy Laws and Regulations - for the U.S. General Services Administration

Joe Nocera, "The Wild West of Privacy" - from The New York Times, February 24, 2014

Axciom - 'Nuff Said

Data Brokers and More - 60 Minutes - Sunday, March 9, 2014

Is Google Too Big to Sue Over Gmail Privacy Concerns

How a Court Secretly Evolved, Extending U.S. Spies' Reach - The New York Times - March 13, 2014

This Drone Can Steal What's on Your Phone - CNN Money, March 20, 2014

Give Me Back My Online Privacy - The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2014

President Obama to Call for End to N.S.A.'s Bulk Data Collection - The New York Times, March 24, 2014

Future of Privacy Forum  - The Main Page
The Furure of Privacy Forum - (Jules Polenetsky)  

The Federal Intelligence Suveillance Act Court Membership

Dow-Jones' Privacy Policy - April 2, 2014

"Firms Use Artificial Intelligence to Tap Shoppers' Views" -  Article in The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2014

Major U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Relating to Privacy - from The Cornell Legal Information Institute - A web service offering to protect your Internet privacy - August 29, 2014

Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (2014) - Google Books excerpt

U.S. Justice Department, Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal Investigations (2009)

Roger Clarke,  Introduction to Dataveillance and Information Privacy, and Definition of Terms (2013)

Rachel Finn, David Wright, and Michael Friedewald, Seven Types of Privacy (2013)

Health Care and Technology - Wall Street Journal - September 15, 2014

Dow-Jones' Privacy Policy - April 2, 2014

"Firms Use Artificial Intelligence to Tap Shoppers' Views" -  Article in The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2014

Riley v. California (2014) - U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Searching Cell Phones Incident to Arrest
Riley v. California (2014) - at Cornell Legal Institute

Nest to Share Information With Google for the First Time - The Wall Street Journal , June 25 2014

Furor Erupts Over Facebook's Experiments on Users - The Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2014

U.S. Phone Searches Exanded in 2013 - The Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2014

Privacy Integral to the Internet of Things - from USA Today, July, 2014

Privacy  Today: A Review of Current Issues - Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (2013)

Web Privacy Census - University of California, Berkeley Law (2013)

Privacy Laws, Regulations, and More - from the General Services Administration

Louisiana Privacy Laws - from BLR (A Legal Compliance Company) - %%%%

The White House Privacy Policy - October 2, 2014

The Snowden Slides Explain the PRISM Project - from The Washington Post

The NSA Surveillance Program Explained: Here's Why Are We're Freaking Out? - from The Daily Beast - %%%%%

Echelon - from 60 Minutes, February 7, 2000

Echelon Online Surveillance - from What Really Happened - &&&&

United States v. United States District Court - Supreme Court of the United States (1972)  

The Church Committee Report - 1976

The Patriot Act: Preserving Life and Liberty (2001) - an official summary